Cash and crack co­caine seized in raids

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

PO­LICE in Hilling­don have ar­rested eight peo­ple and seized thou­sands of pounds in a mas­sive op­er­a­tion in­volv­ing more than 100 of­fi­cers.

Dur­ing a long in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the Metropoli­tan Po­lice , said they dis­cov­ered drug deal­ers in Hilling­don trans­port­ing drugs across po­lice bor­ders.

The dawn raids were launched at around 4am on Thurs­day Novem­ber 17 and war­rants were ex­e­cuted at 13 prop­er­ties.

A to­tal of eight peo­ple were ar­rested in the ma­jor op­er­a­tion and a large amount of cash, prop­erty and drugs were seized.

At one of the ad­dresses, more than £3,000 was seized as well as a Rolex watch worth an es­ti­mated £7,500.

Po­lice found 30 rocks of crack co­caine at another ad­dress.

Fol­low­ing the op­er­a­tion four peo­ple have been charged with drugs of­fences and were re­manded to ap­pear in court, ac­cused of hav­ing a “sig­nif­i­cant role in sup­ply­ing class A drugs” which in­cluded heroin and crack co­caine.

Two of the peo­ple ar­rested were al­ready wanted by po­lice for sup­ply­ing drugs and ram­ming a po­lice ve­hi­cle.

There are also two peo­ple cur­rently on bail for drug re­lated mat­ters.

The raids were con­ducted as part of a joint op­er­a­tion with Avon and Som­er­set Con­stab­u­lary.

Po­lice de­clined to re­lease fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the op­er­a­tion.

Ear­lier this year, our re­porter joined of­fi­cers from the Met’s Fugi­tive Squad dur­ing one of their op­er­a­tions.

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