Drug dealers jailed after cops swoop on South Kilburn Estate

Officers uncovered large quantities of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and a shoebox stuffed with cash worth �7,000

A group of drug dealers busted when police officers stormed a housing estate have been jailed for a total of more than 25 years.

The 12 people aged between 15 to 45 were arrested during a dawn raid in the South Kilburn Estate on May 18 this year.

Operation Ullswater, saw more than 250 officers swoop on 12 addresses, uncovering large quantities of crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and a shoebox stuffed with cash worth �7,000.

Last week the last of the 12 was sentenced – all were convicted for supplying class A drugs.

Adedapo Alade, 20, of Fernbank Avenue, Wembley, was sentenced to four years.

Rico Allen, 21, of Napier Road, Harlesden, two years and eight months in jail

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Stephen Cadore, 20, of Kilburn Park Road, Kilburn, three years.

Nicola Cullen, 26, of Cambridge Road, Kilburn, 12 months suspended for two years.

Frederick Grech, 33, of Cambridge Road, Kilburn, four years.

Romano Green, 20, of Nelson Close, Kilburn, 20 months imprisonment.

Darren Ives, 45, of Cambridge Road, Kilburn, four years.

Nathan Luke, 21, of Glengall Road, Kilburn, two years and nine months.

Collins Osadebay, 19, of Crest Road, Neasden, three years.

A 16 year old from NW10 and a 15-year-old and 16-year-old from Kilburn, all received a 12 month detention and training order.

Sergeant Ed White from Kilburn Safer Neighbourhoods Team said: “This is a terrific result for the community. I would like to thank the local residents and business owners for their patience and assistance.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who can provide further information to help with the problems around the area.”

Nathan Luke, Collins Osadebay, Adedapo Alade and Stephen Cadore have all been banned from entering the South Kilburn estate after they are released from prison.

Under the terms of the Asbo they face instant arrest if they breach the order.

Cllr Lincoln Beswick MBE, Brent Council’s lead member for crime prevention and public safety, said: “We will continue to provide long term protection for local residents from these individuals by using Asbo’s to stop them from entering south Kilburn and causing further nuisance once released.

“We ask that you the community continue to work with us to make Brent a safe place to live and work.”

The raids come four years after the famous Operation Saunton on the estate– which smashed a drug and gun running gang.

Those arrested were collectively sentenced to 520 years in prison.

Click on the photo gallery on the right to see eight of the convicted drug dealers.