Ten people have been arrested in dawn raids on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs after a long probe into a Newham gang.

Eight men, aged between 21 and 56, and two women, aged 26 and 57, were arrested namely on suspicion of conspiring to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

The arrests took place in Newham, Enfield, Tilbury, Essex and Ashford this morning (Wednesday, May 29).

This comes as a result of a nine-month investigation into the workings of a large Newham-based gang.

The gang is linked to the supply of crack cocaine and heroin in and around east London, police said.

All ten suspects remain in custody at an east London police station and enquiries continue. 

During a search of the properties, officers seized around: 

  • Seven ounces of crack cocaine
  • Three ounces of heroin
  • Three ounces of cocaine hydrochloride
  • £15,000 in cash
  • £30,000 in high value assets
  • One hand gun  

Det Sgt Danny Cooper, who led the investigation, said: “We do not tolerate violence in our communities and we will be relentless in tracking down those responsible for causing it and will bring them to justice.  

“We take the harm these people are causing seriously and know that removing them from our streets is incredibly important to Londoners and to their safety.

“We will continue to use all available tactics to identify and arrest those responsible for committing these crimes.”