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Seven charged following proactive county lines operation

News   •   Jun 23, 2021 09:34 BST

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have charged six men and one woman following an operation to tackle the exploitation of children into county lines activity.

The following appeared in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 19 June and were remanded to appear at the same court on Friday, 16 July:

[A] Muhammed Khan, 21 (23.06.00) of Davenport Gardens, Ilford was charged with three counts of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug, acquire/use/possess criminal property and conspire to supply a Class B drug.

[B] Rizwan Ahmad, 26 (22.03.95) of Stonehall Avenue, Ilford was charged with three counts of conspiracy to supply a Class A drugs, acquire/use/possess criminal property and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug.

[C] Kamran Ahmad, 26 (30.01.95) of Stonehall Avenue, Ilford was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class B drug, three counts of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug and acquire/use/possess criminal property.

[D] Kyle Francis, 20 (11.01.01) of Wolsey Avenue, East Ham, Newham was charged with three counts of conspiracy to supply a Class A drugs, conspiracy to supply a Class B drug and two counts of arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation.

The following woman has been bailed and is due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 15 July:

[E] Deborah Francis, 54 (14.10.66) of Wolsey Avenue, East Ham, Newham was charged with two counts of conceal/disguise/convert/transfer/ removing criminal property, commit an act/series of acts with intent to prevent the course of public justice, concerned in the supply of a Class B drug, possess with intent to supply a Class A drug and racially/religiously aggravated harassment without violence.

Additionally, [F] Dominic Frances, 29 (11.02.92) of Her Majesty’s Prison was sent a postal requisition charging him with three counts of conspire to supply a Class A drug, conspiracy to supply a Class B drug and two counts of conspiracy to arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation.

He will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 16 July.

[G] Naeem Akhtar, 34 (01.12.86) of Her Majesty’s Prison was charged with three counts of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug. His first hearing date is yet to be confirmed.

They were arrested on Thursday, 17 June, after warrants were executed at various addresses across east London.