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Man arrested in Hillingdon as part of Met crackdown on drug dealing

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs in north west London this morning (Thursday 21 March).

Thousands of pounds worth of crack cocaine and heroin were seized by officers in a Met Police raid in Hillingdon.

In a statement, the Met stated they had received concerns from residents in the borough regarding drug dealing in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Erin Kerr, whose team are leading the investigation, said: “Drugs ruin lives – not only feeding addiction, but the criminality associated with drug dealing is far reaching and leads to anti-social behaviour and violence.

“The role of drug dealers should not be underestimated as their actions have a ripple effect, impacting communities like Hillingdon and across London as a whole.”

The man remains in custody for questioning.

This investigation falls under the Met’s Operation Yamata whereby specialist teams focus on dismantling drug supply networks across the city and pursuing those who operate them. 

Using a data-led approach to identify and locate controllers of these networks, the team leading Operation Yamata has conducted 370 raids.

The man arrested is allegedly part of a network which distributes drugs to over 100 people in west London.

DCI Kerr said: “We will continue to be relentless in our pursuit of organised crime groups who are intent on profiting from the illegal drugs trade, so we can make the capital safer.”

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