Brent Council orders security crackdown at pub where police found drugs-filled Kinder Eggs
PUBLISHED: 13:26 25 January 2016 | UPDATED: 13:32 25 January 2016
A pub in Kingsbury where police made the “sinister” discovery of Kinder Eggs filled with drugs has been ordered to beef up security – or face another council crackdown.
The owners of Jono’s Pub, in Church Lane, were ordered to clamp down on drugs after police found children’s treats stuffed with wraps of cocaine inside lottery tickets dotted around the premises.
One of the eggs was even found in a man’s underwear during a series of raids last year, while others were found hidden in bins and inside bricks.
At a meeting of Brent Council’s Alcohol and Licensing Committee at Brent Civic Centre on Thursday, licensing manager Kennth McCormack was ordered to employ doormen, fit alarms and carry out regular toilet checks for drugs-related activity.
Cllr James Denselow, Brent Council’s cabinet member responsible for licensing, said: “Using children’s confectionery to conceal illegal, Class A substances is an extremely sinister and shocking thing to do, so I am of course delighted that the committee have taken action to help ensure that this kind of activity by individuals at Jono’s Pub is stamped out for good.”
He added the council would “not hesitate to take further action” should Jono’s breach the new licensing restrictions or if any more criminal activity is reported.
Mr McCormack was also told to undertake staff training and display signage of the pub’s no-drugs policy, as well as keep a detailed log of drugs-related and violent incidents for police and council checks.
The new security measures are part of 12 additional conditions added to the pub’s licence requested by Metropolitan Police after they were called out to a series of incidents between January and November last year, including a violent 40-person brawl.
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