Chingford News

Five arrested after police investigate Chingford drugs line

Four men, aged between 23 and 30, and one 34-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply cocaine

200 packets of Class A drugs were seized during the dawn raids today (Credit: Metropolitan Police)

Police investigating a Chingford drugs line have arrested five people during a dawn raid at two Waltham Forest addresses yesterday.

The Metropolitan Police also raided properties in Barking and Dagenham, and one in Enfield yesterday morning (7th March). 

The dawn operation saw police seize a total of 200 packages of Class A drugs, multiple bags of Class B drugs, more than £12,000 in cash, weapons and luxury goods. 

Four men, aged between 23 and 30, and one 34-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply cocaine. They are now in custody, police said. 


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One of the men has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. 

Detective Inspector Lee Byne, of the Met’s specialist crime command, said: “Anyone who seeks to profit from drug dealing will be tracked down. We continue to deploy tactics to identify and arrest those responsible for supplying drugs in Chingford and across London.

“We will bring to justice anyone who is committing drug offences in order to reduce the harm caused to those using illegal drugs and to help reduce the serious violence and anti-social behaviour linked to this offending. Often those involved in this type of activity prey on vulnerable people. On this occasion, one of those involved is also suspected of committing violence against women and girls (VAWG). Tackling VAWG continues to be a key Met priority.”


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