Three men arrested after cops smash Cricklewood drugs cartel

More than �1million worth of cocaine has been seized during operation

Three men are being questioned after more than �1million worth of cocaine was seized during an intelligence-led drug bust yesterday (Tuesday).

Around 10 kilos of the class A drug were uncovered after officers from the Met’s Middle Market Drugs Partnership tracked a consignment from Colombia to an address in Elm Grove, Cricklewood.

Two men at the address signed for the package before cycling to a depot in Shepherd’s Bush with the consignment where police and officers from the UK Bordery Agency stormed the premises.

Two Colombian men, aged 40 and 45, who were wearing rubber gloves and in the middle of dividing the drugs where arrested.

A third man, aged 45, was held nearby.

All three are being quizzed at a central London police station.

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The arrests are part of an operation targeting criminal networks.

DI Steve Miles from the Middle Market Drugs Partnership said: “We are determined to disrupt criminal networks on all levels.

“Through this investigation we have successfully effected the recovery of a significant amount of drugs, no doubt destined for the streets of our cities.”