Drugs seized in raids by Crime Squad Officers
10 October 2012
On Thursday 4 October officers from the Crime Squad conducted an intelligence-led proactive operation targeting drugs supply within the borough. They executed two search warrants at addresses simultaneously and seized drugs estimated at more than £100,000.
Approximately 2 to 3 kilos of suspected cocaine and a further kilo of herbal cannabis were seized at the culmination of an investigation. A sizeable quantity of cash was also recovered.
"Substantial quantities of controlled drugs were recovered which were destined for the streets"
Three men have been arrested and subsequently charged with being concerned in the supply of drugs.
At Edith Road W14, a 49 year old man [A] was detained outside the address and was allegedly in possession of a substantial quantity of cocaine.
A man aged 25 [B] was found inside the address where police discovered a substantial quantity of suspected cocaine and herbal cannabis. Police also discovered alleged evidence suggesting that this address was being used for the wholesale preparation of controlled drugs.
Police discovered a hydraulic press, allegedly containing a quantity of white powder in the process of being prepared for distribution. Suspected mixing agent, packaging, scales and a substantial sum of cash was also recovered.
At an address at Beech Avenue W3 a further substantial quantity of cocaine was discovered in a locked cupboard. A thirty nine year old man [C] was arrested at the address. This search also resulted in further mixing agents, packaging, scales and cash being recovered.
DC Jessica Newton from the Crime Squad at Hammersmith and Fulham said:
“This operation has disrupted an alleged organised criminal network involved in the distribution of Class A drugs. Substantial quantities of controlled drugs have been recovered, which were destined for the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham."
“This underlines our commitment to tackle the supply of drugs at every level on the borough. We would like to reassure members of the community that Hammersmith and Fulham police are working tirelessly to combat this problem and bring offenders to justice.”
On Friday 5 October three men were charged with a variety of offences and appeared at court on Saturday 6 October.