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Drugs crackdown

PUBLISHED: 16:41 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:52 12 August 2010

POLICE officers taking part in Operation Prada raided a drug dealer s home and found nearly £3,000 hidden his underwear drawer.

POLICE officers taking part in Operation Prada raided a drug dealer's home and found nearly £3,000 hidden his underwear drawer.

Marcus Hamilton, 37, of Penge Road, Penge, admitted the money was the proceeds of cocaine trafficking and was jailed for four years on Monday.

Two other men who also admitted supplying cocaine and heroin to undercover cops as part of the same operation were jailed for a total of eight-and-a-half-years on Monday.

David Brown (aka Marvin Stirling), 27, of Chatham Place, Hackney, was jailed for four-and-a-half-years and recommended for deportation.

He pleaded guilty to supplying undercover police officers with crack cocaine and heroin on four occasions between December 2007 and January 2008 in the Oakfield Road and Cottingham Road areas of Penge.

Andrew Wallace, 41, of Raleigh Road, Penge, was jailed for four years for supplying undercover police officers with crack cocaine and heroin on three occasions in January 2008 in Cottingham Road, Penge.

Prosecuting, Hamish Reid said the operation had been aimed at tracking down Class A suppliers, and police posed as customers.

Detective Sergeant Gary Gornell, from Bromley Police's CID Task Force, said: "This was a proactive operation which has removed a number of drug dealers and a large quantity of class A drugs from the streets of Bromley.

"This operation has proved to be a major success in our fight against drug-related crime.

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