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Seven to appear in court charged with drug and people trafficking offences

News   •   Oct 28, 2020 12:07 GMT

Seven people will appear at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, 30 October charged with offences linked to ‘County Lines’.

This follows an investigation by the Met’s Specialist Crime Command carried out under, Operation Orochi, the Met’s operation to tackle criminals who traffic and exploit the vulnerable in order to sell drugs.

Detectives have charged a further three people in connection with the investigation.

On Friday, 9 October, Met officers working on Operation Orochi, supported by officers from Essex Police’s firearms team, executed a warrant at the address of:

[E] Harvey Kimpton, 20 (23.03.2000) of Wharley Hook, Harlow, Essex.

In the course of the search a quantity of suspected class A and B drugs were recovered along with suspected firearms and ammunition.

On Saturday, 10 October Kimpton was charged with:

1. Possession of a prohibited weapon (disguised firearm)
2. Possession of a firearm of length less than 30cm / 60cm – prohibited
3. Possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate
4. Conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug – heroin
5. Conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug - crack cocaine
6. Possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A – heroin
7. Possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class A - crack cocaine
8. Possession of a controlled drug of Class B – amphetamine
9. Possession of a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis

He was detained in custody to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 12 October.

+ On Wednesday, 14 October officers from multiple Operation Orochi teams supported by Hertfordshire Police executed warrants at the home address of:

[F] Harry King, 19 (14.02.2001) of Birdie Way, Hertford, Hertfordshire and
[G] Ayyub Elaouzi, 31 (10.11.1998) of Park Lane, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire.

Both men were charged later that same day with:

1. Arrange and facilitating the travel of a person with a view to their exploitation (Human Trafficking)
2. Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs – crack cocaine
3. Conspiracy to supply class A drugs - heroin

+ Four people have been previously charged in connection with the investigation.

Three people were arrested on Thursday, 1 October.
[A] Jemy Capitao, 27 (24.04.1993) of Maes Penrhyn, Llanelli, Sir Gar, Wales.
[B]. Basky Capitao, 26 (01.06.1994) of Nigel Fisher Way, Chessington, Kingston upon Thames.
[C] Lauren Smith, 26 (05.05.1994) of Maes Penrhyn, Llanelli, Sir Gar, Wales.

On Saturday, 3 October all three were charged with:

1. Conspire to supply a Class A controlled drug – crack cocaine, contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.
2. Conspire to supply a Class A controlled drug – heroin, contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.
3. Acquire / use / possess criminal property contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

+ In addition [B] Basky and [A] Jemy Capitao were also charged with:

4. Arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation contrary to the Modern Slavery Act, 2015.

All three were kept in custody and have been remanded to appear at Kingston Crown Court.

On Tuesday, 6 October fourth person was arrested in connection with the investigation, namely:

[D] Kenneth Langrish, 35 (11.05.1985) of Pavlos House, Bull Lane, Enfield.

On Wednesday, 7 October he was charged as follows:

1) Conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug – crack cocaine, contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.
2) Conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug – heroin, contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.
3) Possession of Class A Drugs – crack cocaine, contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
4) Arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation contrary to the Modern Slavery Act, 2015

++ All of those charged will next appear at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, 30 October.