Mammoth drugs haul seized in Kentish Town
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.
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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.
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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.