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Collier Row raid: Officers seize £3.5million worth of cocaine, gun and cash

PUBLISHED: 09:22 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:35 25 September 2018

Around 70kg of cocaine was found. Picture: Met Police

Around 70kg of cocaine was found. Picture: Met Police

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Officers from the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce have seized an estimated 70kg of cocaine, with a street value of £3.5 million, from an address in Collier Row.

A loadded handgun with ammunition was found. Picture: Met PoliceA loadded handgun with ammunition was found. Picture: Met Police

Shortly after 6pm on Monday, September, 24 officers swooped on the address in Heather Gardens.

A loaded handgun with ammunition and approximately £100,000 in cash was also seized.

Three men, aged 24, 27 and 53, and two women, aged 25 and 53 were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A cocaine, possession of criminal property and possession of a firearm and ammunition.

All remain in custody at separate east London police stations.

Officers found £100,000 of cash. Picture: Met PoliceOfficers found £100,000 of cash. Picture: Met Police

Detective Superintendent Sean Yates said: “This search warrant was carried out as a result of officers acting on fast time intelligence about the supply of drugs to East London gangs.

“A seizure of cocaine on this scale will disrupt the flow of class A drugs into the capital and demonstrates the commitment of the Violent Crime Taskforce to combat all levels of criminality in London.

“A potentially lethal firearm has also been taken off the streets.”

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