Police arrested six people on the morning of Wednesday, 3 July during the second phase of an operation to target violent offenders involved in drugs supply in the borough of Camden.
Warrants were executed at ten addresses across the borough, with six men - aged between 16 and 45 years old - arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences.
In addition to the arrests, a number of items were seized at the properties, including shotgun cartridges, knives and a quantity of Class A and B drugs.
More than 140 officers from a range of units from across the Met took part in the activity, including officers from the Central North Gangs Unit, the Territorial Support Group and other local borough officers.
Warrants were executed at addresses on: Crowndale Road, NW11; Royal College Street, NW10; Rosebery Avenue, EC1; Kings Cross Road, WC1; and, Plashet Road, E13.
The arrests were the culmination of a six-month-long, intelligence-led, proactive investigation targeting violent drug dealers across Camden and Islington.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector Ralph Coates, of the Central North Gangs Unit, said: “This operation has resulted in 17 arrests so far. We are wholly committed to reducing the scourge of violence and the associated supply of Class A drugs from the streets of Camden and Islington.
“This proactive operation is part of my team’s ongoing work to disrupt drug-dealing on the borough and will help make the local community safer and reduce the amount of violence on the streets.”
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