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Ten arrested after raids cracking down on drugs supply in west London

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Ten arrested after raids cracking down on drugs supply in west London

Ten people have been arrested after officers from the Territorial Support Group (TSG) carried out warrants at 16 addresses across Hillingdon this morning, Wednesday, 1 December.

Approximately 250 officers including TSG and local officers descended on the addresses following a proactive investigation from the Met’s West Area Command Unit.

The investigation was launched in September after intelligence identified gang activity concerned with the supply of class A drugs linked to violence in the West Drayton area.

Intelligence also suggested a new county line was being established, running into nearby counties.

Officers searched addresses in west London finding and seizing:

  • Quantities of class A drugs – suspected Heroin and Crack Cocaine;
  • A stun gun;
  • Stolen tools.

Three women, two aged 45 (A) and 47 (B) from Hillingdon and one aged 53 (C) from Cowley, and two men, aged 55 (D) and 58 (E) from Hillingdon, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

One man, aged 24 (F) from Hayes, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

One man, aged 28 (G) from Middlesex, was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs.

One woman, aged 30 (H) from Hillingdon, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.

One man, aged 21 (I) from Middlesex, was arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property and handling stolen goods.

One man, aged 41 (J) from Middlesex, was arrested on suspicion of breaching bail conditions.

They are all currently in custody at west London police stations.

Detective Chief Inspector Rav Thind, from the West Area Command Unit, said: “People organising the supply of drugs have detrimental impacts on our society, exacerbating addictions, taking advantage of people in very vulnerable situations and often turning to violence, all for a profit.

“I hope that our work with 250 officers this morning shows the public we do not accept criminality and that we are determined to crackdown on the supply of drugs within London and across to other counties.

“My ask of the public is to speak to local officers if you have any questions or concerns about crime in your neighbourhoods. By residents reporting criminality and violence, we can build a better policing plan to tackle issues affecting our communities.”

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