Fifty-three arrests in operation to tackle serious organised crime

A total of 47 men and six women, between the ages of 16 and 48-years-old have been arrested on suspicion of a range of offences, including: possession of firearms and ammunition; possession of offensive weapons; possession of criminal property; possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs, and supply of class A and B drugs.
 
The arrests follow a long-running operation, named Operation Trigona, which saw officers conduct a number of early-morning raids at addresses predominately across Greenwich and Bexley, as well as some addresses in Kent and the Thames Valley, over the last six weeks.

In addition to the arrests:
– £63,000 in cash was seized;
– Approximately 320 grams of crack cocaine, 150 grams of heroin and a quantity of cannabis was recovered;
– A variety of weapons, including four firearms, as well as number of knives and knuckle dusters recovered;
– Two rounds of ammunition seized;
– Two motor vehicles with a combined value of £45,000, and £40,000 worth of Rolex watches, all believed to be the proceeds of crime, seized.

 

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