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Man jailed for possession of a firearm, Poplar

A man has been jailed after a handgun and ammunition
were found at his address.

Luke N’Jie – 22 (20.04.95) of The Quarterdeck, E14 was jailed
for six years after pleading guilty to possession of a
firearm, possession of ammunition and possession with intent
to supply cannabis. He was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown
Court on Monday, 24 April.

His girlfriend Lucy Olley – 21 (06.12.95) of The Quarterdeck,
E14 was sentenced at the same hearing to six months’
imprisonment, suspended for one year, after pleading guilty
to money laundering.

Both pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 4 April.

N’Jie and Olley were arrested after officers from the Tower
Hamlets Gangs Unit executed a warrant at their address on 23
March 2016. On searching the premises, officers recovered a
revolver, ammunition and approximately half a kilo of
cannabis. Over £6,500 cash was also recovered which was
subsequently forfeited.

Whilst at the property, N’Jie claimed he was only storing the
items for someone else but when in custody he refused to
elaborate on this, instead choosing to answer ‘no comment’ to
any questions.

N’Jie and Olley were subsequently charged.

PC Jon Privett of Tower Hamlets Gangs Unit
said:

“This operation has resulted in a potentially lethal firearm
being removed from circulation. N’Jie will now spend a
significant period of time behind bars and I hope this
conviction sends a strong message to those who harbour
firearms – you will be arrested and put before the courts.”

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