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28 people arrested in huge targeted operation in West London

Met officers are addressing community concerns about drug dealing and related crimes in West Drayton, Cowley, and Uxbridge by targeting organised crime.

Over a seven-week period from 9 February to 31 March this year, officers made 28 arrests.

Specialist officers led a targeted operation focusing on two major drug dealing lines. They conducted regular patrols in high-crime areas and performed thorough searches of criminal databases to disrupt Class A drug distribution.

Local officers worked with specialist officers, using real-time intelligence to combat criminal activities.

Police Sergeant Matthew Catlin responsible for the investigation said: “Drugs ruin lives and the ramifications often play out and are felt by communities, where anti-social behaviour and violence impact innocent people.”

“Our focus is dismantling these criminal networks piece by piece, ensuring that those involved in drug dealing and related crimes are brought to justice.”

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Money seized during operation. Image: Met Police

“We are committed to making London a safer place for residents by tackling drug crime at its root.”

During the operation, vulnerable drug users were also identified in the local area and officers provided them with specialist support, signposting them to health and rehab services.

Senior officers thanked operational leads for their empathy and compassion towards those supported.

The efforts of Met officers resulted in the seizure of £3,000 worth of Class A and B drugs and £10,000 in cash during the operation.

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Drugs recovered by officers. Image: Met Police

Seven men been charged with offences in relation to this operation.

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