Police release more images of killer knives seized in raids across Brent today
PUBLISHED: 15:28 23 June 2016 | UPDATED: 15:29 23 June 2016
Brent Police have released two more images of deadly knives which were seized in a series of dawn raids in Harlesden and Neasden today.
Officers tweet that two suspected gang members have been arrested following the discovery in the early hours of this morning.
Police stormed 12 address across the borough this morning in a intelligence-led operation tackling gangs and drugs supply around the Church Road area.
Officers also confiscated a TASER, a ‘robbery kit’, a deadly zombie knife, heroin and cocaine during the raids which targeted violent gang members and drugs dealers.
A total of nine men were arrested and are currently in police custody.
The operation also targeted suspect criminals in Hackney, east London, yesterday, where officers arrested six men and a woman.
Chief Superintendent Mick Gallagher, Brent Police borough commander, said: “I would like to thank the local residents and businesses affected by the street drug dealing in this area for their continued support.
“The local community understand the challenges; they have been totally behind us and we will continue to work closely with our partners, other agencies and community members to make the area safer and help those who want to get out of a life of crime.”
Detective Superintendent Tim Champion, from the Met’s trident and gang crime command, added: “Reducing gang violence is a Met priority. Gang-related drug dealing ruins lives for those that are directly involved, like dealers and users. It also leaves local communities scarred by crimes and the anti-social behaviour that is an inevitable consequence of the dealing.”
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