Men arrested in Stepney dawn raids charged with drug dealing offences

TWELVE men appeared at Thames Magistrates Court today (Friday) charged with drug dealing after they were arrested in a series of raids in the East End yesterday. Nine adults and three teenagers have been charged with supplying drugs, including heroin, co

TWELVE men appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court today (Friday) charged with drug dealing after they were arrested in a series of raids in the East End yesterday.

Nine adults and three teenagers have been charged with supplying drugs, including heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis.

One man was also charged with possession of an automatic weapon and ammunition.

All 12 were arrested during dawn raids by the Met on Stepney's Ocean Estate yesterday morning.

Five other people arrested during the raids have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.