Police update: Forty addresses raided in south London crime operation

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Police update: Forty addresses raided in south London crime operation

Postby Community Editor » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:27 pm

Twenty five people have been arrested during early morning warrants in South London targeting those believed to be involved in gang activity, drug supply and violence.

Warrants were executed at 40 addresses in Croydon, Wandsworth and Lewisham by officers from south London, and the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce Team.

The 25 suspects were arrested on suspicion of a range of offences including possession of firearms, possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, and handling stolen goods.

Warrants have also been executed at seven commercial premises along South Norwood High Street.

The operation forms part of the Met’s wider ongoing crackdown on violence and drug supply in London.

All suspects have been taken to a south London police station where they remain in custody.

Officers have today seized around £50,000 in cash and a quantity of Class A and B drugs, and a stun gun. During the course of the investigation, a number of firearms were also recovered.

Detective Chief Inspector Dan O’Sullivan, from South Area Safeguarding Basic Command Unit: “This morning’s operation is the culmination of an 18-month investigation by my officers.

“We have worked tirelessly to identify those believed to be involved in gang activity, supply of firearms, drug supply and violence across the south of London and I am pleased with the results of this activity.

“We will continue to work closely with our colleagues on borough and in other specialist units across the Met to identify and apprehend those intent on, or considering, committing acts of violence."

Photo credit: Wandsworth Police Facebook

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