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More than 30 arrests made in police operation targeting drug dealing and violence in north London

News   •   Nov 21, 2019 10:10 GMT

[Image: Some of the drugs seized in the operation]

Police have arrested 31 individuals, following an intelligence-led operation targeting drug dealing and violence in Enfield and Haringey.

The arrests, which took place today, Thursday, 21 November and yesterday, Wednesday, 20 November, follow an eight-month long investigation into criminality in north London.

Warrants were executed at a total of 32 addresses as part of the operation, with 30 men aged between 17 and 26 years old, arrested for drug supply offences. In addition, a male youth aged 17 was arrested for money laundering.

In addition to the arrests, a number of items were seized, including nearly £17,000 in cash, a Samurai sword, a CS canister and quantities of class A and class B drugs.

More than 80 officers took part in this morning’s activity, led by officers from the North Area Proactive Unit and the Territorial Support Group.  
 
On Wednesday, 20 November, 18 warrants were executed at properties at the following addresses, with 19 arrests being made:

Soloman Avenue, N9
Argyle Road, N18
Market Parade, Hampton Road, TW13
Sutherland Road, N9
Tenterden Road, N17
White Hart Lane, N17
Rowley Gardens, N4
Moree Way, N18
Broadwater Road, N17
Alston Road, N18
Brookwood Road, TW3
Stockton Road, N18
Dowsett Road, N17
Sayesbury Lane, N18
Cheshire House, N18
Raunham Ave, N18
Moree Way, N18

On Thursday, 21 November, 14 warrants were executed at properties at the following addresses, with 12 arrests being made:

Hector Close, N9
Hermitage Road, N4
Gareth Drive, N9
Church Street, N9
Harrow Road, E11
Cambridge Gardens, N17
Wellington Avenue, N9
Seventh Avenue, E12
Kimberley Road, N18
Solomon Avenue, N9
Market Parade, TW13

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Kennett of the North Area Proactive Unit, said: “These arrests demonstrate our commitment to the people of Enfield and Haringey that we are determined to reduce violence and disrupt the associated supply of class A drugs.

“Gang-related crime is responsible for a high proportion of violence in these boroughs and this morning’s raids are part of our plan to bring the individuals responsible for this violence, to justice.

“We have listened to the concerns of the community and have taken, and will continue to take action. By targeting gang members and those responsible for the supply of class A drugs, we can help to make communities safer and reduce the amount of violence on the streets of Enfield and Haringey.

“I would urge anyone with information about individuals engaged in drug dealing to contact police, either via 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”