A member of a Tottenham gang will spend 16 years behind bars for drug and gun offences.

Yesterday, Warren Leader, of Kendall Parade, Silver Street, Edmonton, was found guilty of two counts of possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine.

Following the trial at Wood Green Crown Court he was sentenced to six years for each count to run concurrently.

Leader had previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a gun with the intention of resisting arrest and one count of possession of a firearm.

However sentencing was postponed until after the outcome of the drugs trial.

Once the guilty verdict had been given the 32-year-old was ordered to serve 10 years for carrying a gun with the intention of resisting arrest and a further five years for carrying the gun.

These sentences will also run concurrently and therefore he will spend a total of 16 years behind bars.

On Wednesday, October 10 of last year officers from the MPS Trident Gang Crime Command executed a firearms warrant at Leader’s house.

Officers found heroin and cocaine worth nearly £7,000 in a bag hidden in the washing machine.

A very distinctive double-ended Samurai sword was also found in the flat.

The following day another firearms raid was executed on a home in Tottenham where Leader's mother is believed to live.

Although he was not flat during the raid officers discovered the same double-ended Samurai Sword was found there indicating to officers that Leader had been back to the bedsit after police had searched it.

On October 30, 2012, Leader was arrested at 2.15pm in Caird Street, Westminster.

During the arrest he was disarmed after a struggle with Trident officers whereby he produced a loaded Russian Baikal handgun.

He was then interviewed and later charged with the possession of the firearm with intent to endanger life.

A second man was arrested for the drugs offences however no further action was taken against this man.

Detective Superintendent Richard Smith, Trident Gang Crime Command: "This significant sentence is a result of the determination and commitment from officers and police staff working within Trident Gang Crime Command.

“It demonstrates our dedication to targeting gang members who carry weapons and bring harm to London's communities.

"Trident has recovered over 100 firearms from the streets of London in the last 12 months and gun crime within the capital continues to decline year on year.”

Anyone with any information about gang crime or those involved should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 and in an emergency always dial 999.