20 still held tonight after drug swoops at dawn
PUBLISHED: 22:37 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:58 05 October 2010
POLICE carrying out a series of dawn raids in East London have arrested 20 drug-dealing suspects. They seized drugs, drug paraphernalia, cash and a gun silencer. Those arrested remain in custody tonight at East London police stations
POLICE carrying out a series of dawn raids in East London have arrested 20 drug-dealing suspects.
They seized drugs, drug paraphernalia, cash and a gun silencer in the raids, Scotland Yard confirmed tonight.
Those arrested remain in custody at East London police stations for a second night.
The raids were aimed at clamping down on Class A drugs being peddled in Leyton and surrounding areas.
“This operation will have an impact on the supply of Class A drugs in Waltham Forest,” said Det Ins Chris Robson who led the raids.
“We were aware of individuals flouting the law and these arrests act as a warning to anyone involved in dealing that we’re determined to rid the area of drugs.”
Detectives conducted the raids from 6am yesterday (Jan 14) with back-up from the Met’s Territorial Support Group and the Drugs dog section.
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