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69 kilos of drugs seized in Hackney raid

Intelligence received from the public has led to police seizing a large quantity of illegal drugs suspected to be worth more than £1million following a warrant at an address in Hackney.

Officers from the Central East Command Unit executed the warrant at the location in Church Street, Stoke Newington on Tuesday, 13 July following receipt of information that drugs were being stored.

In the unoccupied address they found a huge quantity of class A, B and C drugs including approximately 51kg of pills, some suspected to be MDMA, along with approximately 6kg of ketamine, 4kg of crack, 4kg of cocaine, and 5kg of hash and cannabis resin.

An investigation into the venue is under way, led by the Central East Drugs Focus Desk.

There have been no arrests at this time.

Detective Sergeant Green Preston said: “This is a great example of the police working with the public to tackle drug supply within our communities. Drugs are inextricably linked to violence and misery on the streets of London and we will do everything in our power to bear down on the criminal gangs responsible.

“This is a significant seizure suspected to be worth over £1million – money that would have gone into the pockets of organised criminals who supply the drugs markets across Hackney and Tower Hamlets. I’m glad that we’ve been able to disrupt their criminality and we’ll keep working to bring them to justice.”

This follows several charges after drug raids in South London

On Wednesday, 21 July, officers carried out a number of warrants in Southwark in relation to drugs offences.

The following people were all charged on Wednesday, 21 July and appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 22 July:

Ismael Abourahman, 39 (12.05.82) of Avondale Rise, SE15 was charged with supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine); three counts of offering to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine); possessing a Class B drug (cannabis/cannabis resin; and four counts of supplying a Class B drug (cannabis).

Abdourahman pleaded not guilty to all offences except possession of cannabis and has been remanded. He will next appear at Inner Crown Court on Thursday, 19 August.

Rushard Brown, 25 (10.10.95) of Hastings Close, SE15 was charged with three counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (crack cocaine); possessing a Class B drug (cannabis/cannabis resin); and acquire/use/possession of criminal property. Brown pleaded not guilty to all offences, except possession of a Class B drug (cannabis), and has been remanded. He will next appear at Inner Crown Court on Thursday, 19 August.

Akeem Thomas, 25 (19.12.95) of Brisbane Street, SE5 was charged with six counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine) and one count of acquire/possession/use of criminal property. Thomas has been remanded and will next appear at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, 19 August.

Birol Salih, 55 (16.09.65) of King Arthur Close, SE15 was charged with two counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine) and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs (crack cocaine). Salih has been bailed and will next appear at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, 19 August.

The following people were all charged on Thursday, 22 July and appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 22 July:

Berris Manning, 44 (22.12.76) of Park Road, SE15 was charged with three counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (heroin); eight counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (crack cocaine); five counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine); two counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin); conspiring to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine); and conspiring to supply a Class A drug (heroin). Manning has been remanded and will next appear at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, 19 August.

Dwight Merrick, 41 (07.04.80) of Hopwood Road, SE17 was charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (heroin); two counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug (crack cocaine); 12 counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine); three counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin); conspiring to supply a Class A drug (crack cocaine); and conspiring to supply a Class A drug (heroin). Merrick has been remanded and will next appear at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, 19 August.

Osahon Okungbowa, 29 (16.07.92) of Olney Road, SE17 was charged with four counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine) and one count of supplying a Class A drug (heroin). Okungbowa pleaded guilty to all charges and will be sentenced at Inner London Crown Court at a date to be set.

[J] A 16-year-old male was charged with four counts of supplying a Class A drug (crack cocaine) and possession with intent to supply a Class B drug (cannabis). He pleaded not guilty and has been bailed. He will next appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 31 August.

+ [C] A 16-year-old male was arrested on Wednesday, 21 July on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. He has since been released under investigation.

[E] A 52-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, 21 July on suspicion of supplying a class A drug (crack cocaine)No further action will be taken against him.

[F] A 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, 21 July on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. He has since been release under investigation.

[L] A 29-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, 21 July on suspicion of being concerned in supply of Class A and possession of Class B drugs. No further action will be taken against him.

[P] A 21-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday, 21 July on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drugHe has since been release under investigation.

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