Officers from the Violent Crime Taskforce have seized weapons, drugs and cash as they work alongside colleagues from Enfield and Haringey to tackle violent offending on those boroughs.
At around 18:30hrs on Wednesday, 16 May officers arrested a man in his mid-20s in Brettenham Road, N18, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.
They subsequently searched an address in Alconbury Road, Hackney, where they seized around £6,000 in cash and cocaine worth between £5-10,000 from a safe plus £2,000 worth of trainers, seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act, and a knife.
The man remains in custody at this stage and is believed to be involved in county lines drug offences.
Later than evening the same team stopped a Renault Captur hire car in Victoria Road, Enfield, which looked suspicious.
As officers asked the driver to get out of the car, he decided to make off, almost running them over. Moments later the car collided with an electrical junction box on the street and the man, in his mid-20s, got out and made off, discarding packages of crack cocaine and heroin, worth around £2,000 on the way. He was pursued by officers for a short distance before being arrested for possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He remains in custody at this stage. No one was injured during the incident.
The previous evening, on Tuesday, 15 May, the plain clothed team carried out a series of proactive stops in the Northumberland Park area and arrested three 17-year-old males on suspicion of drugs offences.
A quantity of class A drugs were seized, as well as a gas-powered BB gun, a ‘Rambo-style’ knife, a lock knife and cash.
The youths were taken into police custody – one [A] was referred to a youth offending team pending further enquiries having been arrested for possession with intent to supply class B drugs and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. A search of his home in the N17 area found the BB gun and the large knife.
A second youth [B] was charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs, having been found with 15 wraps of cocaine and 20 wraps of heroin. He has been bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 1 June.
The third youth [C] was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Inspector Pete Moxhamof the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce, said: “We have had some really good results this week and are making great strides towards tackling violent crime and taking dangerous weapons and drugs off our streets.
“We have teams across London, both in uniform and plain clothed, who are out 24/7 to tackle these issues and our officers are dedicated and completely committed to their work.
“I am sure we will see further great results in the coming weeks.”