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Ten arrests made as police raid Bromley addresses in drugs and burglary crackdown

09:08 07 February 2017

Police made ten arrests during dawn raids in Bromley

Police made ten arrests during dawn raids in Bromley

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The arrests were made as part of the ongoing Operation Glorious

Ten people have been arrested this morning (Tuesday, February 7) during dawn raids in Bromley borough as police combat drug supply, burglary and associated criminal activities.

Operation Glorious saw 13 search warrants executed at addresses in the Mottingham area, as well as addresses in Lewisham, Greenwich and East Ham, with quantities of suspected Class A and Class B drugs seized and cash recovered.

The ten suspects - nine men and one woman aged between 15 and 40 - were arrested on suspicion of a range of offences, including supply of Class A drugs and the supply of Class B drugs.

The suspects currently remain in custody at police stations in South London.

Today’s operation involved officers from Bromley borough, the Met’s Territorial Support Group, specialist drugs dogs and officers from other specialist units.

The arrests are the culmination of an eight-month intelligence-led operation launched by detectives from Bromley Crime Squad in the summer of 2016.

Twelve suspects, all men aged between 18 and 28, were previously arrested in connection with this operation on December 12 and 13, 2016. Ten await sentencing after pleading guilty to offences including burglary, theft and drugs supply, while two are currently awaiting trial.

Detective Sergeant Gary Head from Bromley Police’s Crime Squad said: “The Mottingham area has seen an increase in serious criminality and this operation has seen us targeting those offenders who have brought misery to the area. I hope this provides reassurance to the local community that we will tackle problems in their area and increases their confidence in the ongoing work we are doing to keep them safe.”

Anyone with any information about criminality in their area should speak to their local Safer Neighbourhoods police team or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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