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Mammoth drugs haul seized in Kentish Town

PUBLISHED: 15:28 22 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:03 07 September 2010

A HUGE haul of cocaine and cash has been seized from under the noses of community police officers at a restaurant in Kentish Town. A specialist team from Scotland Yard confiscated a mammoth 23 kilos of cocaine and a six figure sum of money in a raid at

A HUGE haul of cocaine and cash has been seized from under the noses of community police officers at a restaurant in Kentish Town.

A specialist team from Scotland Yard confiscated a mammoth 23 kilos of cocaine and a 'six figure' sum of money in a raid at Pasta Habit on Highgate Road.

The seizure, described by one source as one of the biggest in London for a long time, shocked members of the public and was also a surprise to officers in the Highgate Safer Neighbourhoods Team whose base is just yards away from the restaurant.

The operation was highly secretive and carried out by a central unit so the Safer Neighbourhoods Team, which concentrates on tackling burglary and anti-social behaviour, was not informed about last Tuesday's early afternoon strike.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said 23 kilos of the Class A drug were seized in the raid and but would not confirm the amount of cash recovered.

Police sources have told the Ham&High it was a six figure sum.

Scotland Yard said four people had been charged in connection with the raid and are due to appear at Southwark Crown Court in September. They were all remanded in custody.


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