Met carries out crackdown on organised crime

The Met Police has been implementing a crackdown on organised crime.

Over a seven-week period from 9 February to 31 March, there were 28 arrests.

A targeted operation focussed on disrupting two prominent drug dealing lines.

Officers employed strategic tactics, such as regular patrols through areas with high levels of reported crimes and thorough searches of criminal databases to disrupt the distribution of Class A drugs.

Local West London officers worked alongside specialist officers who provided real-time intelligence on criminal activities.

Sergeant Matthew Catlin responsible for the investigation said: “Drugs ruin lives and the ramifications that often play out and are felt by communities, where anti-social behaviour and violence impact innocent people.

“Our focus is dismantling these criminal networks piece by piece, ensuring that those involved in drug dealing and related crimes are brought to justice.

“We are committed to making London a safer place for residents by tackling drug crime at its root.”

£3,000 worth of Class A and B drugs and £10,000 in cash were seized during the operation.

Seven men have been charged.


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