Kilburn snooker club raided for drugs has alcohol licence revoked

Camden Council ban Poolcrest Snooker Club from selling booze after cannabis found on premises

A snooker club in Kilburn where police seized drugs and cash during a raid has had its alcohol licence revoked.

Poolcrest Snooker Club in Kilburn High Road, has been banned from selling alcohol following the discovery of more than 100 bags of cannabis and �1,000 worth of cash on its premises.

Seven men were arrested and two were given cannabis warnings following the raid last month which took place as part of Operation Hawk, a Met operation across the capital aimed at tackling drug dealers.

Camden Council’s Licensing Panel has temporarily revoked the licence for 28 days.

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Cllr Thomas Gardiner, a Labour councillor for Camden Council’s Kilburn ward, who chaired the meeting, said: “We really had no choice but to order suspension when such a large quantity of drugs found on premises.

“It is very worrying that this appears to have been going on right on the High Road.”

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Jaysen Veeren, acting sergeant, from the Kilburn High Road tasking team, said he was pleased with the result of the raid.

He said: “Drug dealing damages communities. It generates crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.”

The licence will be reviewed after Boxing Day when a permanent ban on alcohol could be handed to the club.

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