Officers from the Trident and Area Crime Command along with units from Hackney and the Pan London Taskforce today joined forces in a series of dawn raids across North London on Thursday, 9 July 2015.
The operation targeted drug dealers that operated mainly in the Kingsland Road area saw officers execute warrants at nine addresses across Hackney borough.
A total of nine men were arrested, all of them affiliated with gangs, mostly for drugs offences including conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
Warrants were executed at the following locations:-
Parlkholme Road, E8
Queensbridge Road, E8,
Camerton Close, E8
Holy Port Road, SW6
Marsh Court, E8
Dunbar Tower, E8
Waxfield Court, E8
Detective Inspector Yvonne Brown from Trident Gang Crime Command, said: “We have been working closely with local officers in the London Borough of Hackney targeting organised drug supply and gang related crime. Over the past three months we have carried out numerous raids and arrested more than 150 people.
“Drugs wreck lives, not just the lives of those people who become addicted to them but the communities that they live in. Drugs fuel crime and the misery that comes with it.
“Our message is clear if you’re involved in gang culture, violent crime or drug dealing you can expect a knock at the door and you run the risk of spending a lot of time behind bars.”
Anyone with information about gang crime or those involved in gang crime are urged to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111