Search

Four held and £8,000 cash seized in police dawn drug raids in Shadwell

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 December 2017

Police squad ready to bust into house in Shadwell in dawn drugs raid. Picture: Kois Miah

Police squad ready to bust into house in Shadwell in dawn drugs raid. Picture: Kois Miah

Kois Miah 07903656411 mail@koism

Police have busted several homes in dawn raids in east London as part of an ongoing operation to disrupted organised drug dealing crime.

Police bust into property where quantity of cash was seized in Shadwell. Picture: Kois MiahPolice bust into property where quantity of cash was seized in Shadwell. Picture: Kois Miah

Five raids were carried out at Shadwell yesterday when four suspects were arrested and bags of cash were seized, thought to be around £8,000, as well as a Range Rover.

They were carried out as part of Operation Continuum with Tower Hamlets Council to stop drug-pushers operating across the East End, following other raids over the past 10 weeks.

Information has been gathered from covert surveillance by Tower Hamlets Homes housing organisation to pinpoint suspected drug dealers.

This has resulted in 19 suspects arrested so far since October and charged with drug supply or possession, 84 Antisocial Behaviour warning notices being issued, nine houses searched and five vehicles seized.

Cash haul grabbed by polic e during the dawn drugs raid. Picture: Kois MiahCash haul grabbed by polic e during the dawn drugs raid. Picture: Kois Miah

Tuesday’s raids add to the tally by the Met’s Tower Hamlets division with the launch this week of Operation Continuum.

“People tell us they want a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to drug dealing on the streets,” Det Supt Mark Broom said. “That is what we are doing.

“Shadwell is the first area we are focusing on, but drug dealers across Tower Hamlets should know that we are coming after them. We are out to catch drug dealers.”

Police and the local authority meet householders over the next seven days to follow up reports of antisocial behaviour.

Council officials are out helping rough sleepers and addicts needing treatment, while youth workers are offering activities to get youngsters off the streets.

Tower Hamlets Cabinet member Asma Begum said: “People tell us where there are hotspots of drug dealing and crime. We are working with the police to stamp out drug dealing, which is a plague across London.”

The council’s street CCTV network operated from a centre on the Isle of Dogs is helping police make three arrests a day, tracking and providing evidence against suspects.

The council is running a mobile unit at Shadwell for the next seven days to help households. It is ploughing £8 million into support services for drug and alcohol dependency which is estimated to save £20m from the public purse in the long term by reducing street crime.

Latest East London News Stories

26 minutes ago

The heatwave may finally be coming to an end, with the cooler weather making it the ideal time to go outside and exercise.

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in Stepney.

07:00

The Met has claimed it is one of the first forces in the country to develop its own mobile fingerprint device.

Yesterday, 19:06

Victims of the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing are set to meet with the Northern Ireland Office to discuss compensation plans for those impacted by the Troubles.

Yesterday, 17:26

A coach driver who turned into the path of a cyclist and caused fatal and “catastrophic injuries” only knew there had been an accident because a passenger alerted him to it, a court has heard.

Yesterday, 14:00

Youngsters braved the wind and rain to build and race their very own go-karts.

Yesterday, 13:22

When A-level results come out on August 16, more than three quarters of students who want to go to university are likely to get into their first choice.

Yesterday, 12:00

A free-lance accountant with a passion for books has appealed for help replacing his three-wheeled bookshop after thieves stole it from his home.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now