A series of drugs raids in Waltham Forest have been concluded. They were part of a series of dawn raids to crackdown on the supply of drugs, violence and associated criminal and anti-social behaviour.

Police recovered a quantity of drugs, more than £6,000 in cash, one firearm with ammunition along with other weapons.

Nine males were arrested on suspicion of a variety of offences relating to drug supply within the Waltham Forest area it has been revealed.

Over 100 officers from across the Met police force were involved in the operation in total.

Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker, North East Basic Command Unit commander, said: “We have executed a series of warrants against a group of people who seek through their criminal behaviour to make life hard for the law abiding majority in Waltham Forest. This activity is very much based on what the communities have asked us to do, and we will continue to confront those who involve themselves in drug dealing and the associated violence.”

Councillor Clare Coghill, Leader of Waltham Forest Council, said: “We know that our residents’ top priority is that they feel safe in their borough. By working closely with the police, public sector partners, and local community groups we can take targeted action against those involved in selling drugs and the gang lifestyle, sending a clear message that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour in Waltham Forest.

“Our residents deserve to enjoy neighbourhoods where they and their loved ones can make the very most of their life chances in safety and without the fear of crime. We are determined to do all we can to achieve this.

“I’d like to thank the police for all their hard work and dedication, and I know how much residents also value their efforts.”

(Image Credit and Source: news.met.police.uk)


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