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Drug arrests from successful day of action for City Police

  • City of London Police held a day of action across the Square Mile

  • Two arrests were made for drug-related offences  

Two people were arrested for drug-related offences following a day of action in the Square Mile featuring multiple units of the City of London Police.


The operation, coordinated by the roads policing unit, special constables and other parts of uniformed policing, took place on Friday, 27 October 2017 and targeted organised crime groups in various strategic locations across the city.


During the operation that was designed to combat and disrupt the activity of organised criminal gangs and co-operative cells, 24 vehicles were also stopped for moving traffic offences.


The successful day of activity led to one arrest due to drink driving, possession of a lock knife and possession with intent to supply of a Class A drug, and a second arrest for drug driving and possession of a Class B drug. Two vehicles were also seized and two further fixed penalty notices were issued.


Inspector Ray Marskell, from the City of London Police Uniformed Policing Directorate, said:


“This operation was extremely successful thanks to the combined efforts and expertise of several City of London Police units. It is a great example of how we use creative and innovative ideas to respond to the concerns of the public.


“Drug dealing and possession are often linked to violent crime and anti-social behaviour so there are severe consequences for those who engage in this type of crime. However, crimes of violence are thankfully rare in the city but we are not complacent and we continue to tackle violent crime with zero tolerance.”


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