Gang Members Arrested And Pistol Recovered

12th February 2015

A number of known gang members in Waltham Forest have been arrested during dawn raids this morning, Wednesday, 11 February.

The raids are the culmination of a six-month-long intelligence-led operation. A total of 150 officers from the borough, Trident Central Gangs Unit and the Territorial Support Group were involved.

The operation targeted gang members operating in and around Leytonstone High Road and saw police execute warrants at eleven residential addresses in the following locations.

Orange Grove, E17

Capworth Street, Leyton

Brunel Road, Walthamstow

Durant Road, Enfield

Robinson Close, Leytonstone

St. Egbert's Way, Chingford

Wigmore Place, Walthamstow

Arkley Road, Walthamstow

High Street Walthamstow

Queeens Road, Lewisham

A total of thirteen people, two women and eleven men, were arrested for drugs offences including conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

They have all been taken to an east London police station where they remain in custody.

At the address in Capworth Street police recovered what is believed to be a deactivated, readily convertible 9mm Pistol along with approximately £3,000 in cash.

A further £1,000 in cash was seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act from the address in Orange Grove, E17.

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