Drug Squad Target Local Street Dealers

11 arrests in first week of operation

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Hammersmith & Fulham Drugs Squad say they are currently running an operation targeting street dealers with the intention of reducing the flow of controlled drugs on to the street of Hammersmith and Fulham.

The operational team comprises of six drug squad officers and 10 response team officers.

During the first week a total of ten search warrants have been executed and there have been 63 stop & searches resulting in a total of 11 arrests.

Arrests include Possession of Class A & Class B Drugs, Possession with intent to supply Class A Drugs, Cultivating Cannabis, Obstructing Police and Possession of a False Passport.

Drugs have been seized along with cash that officers will use legislation to retain under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Detective Sergeant Simon Rogers from Hammersmith & Fulham's Drugs Squad said: "This is an ongoing operation that will target known drug dealers in Hammersmith & Fulham. We will also take the necessary steps to seize any cash they may have in their possession.

"These arrests clearly show our commitment to removing these unpleasant people from the streets"

July 16, 2010