Eight people were arrested this morning in dawn raids in Abbey Wood as police busted a cannabis farms and puppy farm and made arrests for money laundering and stolen energy supplies.
Police raided the Thistlebrook Estate, in SE2, at 4am this morning (Wednesday, October 10) after finding two cannabis farms, a puppy farm, spent bullet casings and a stun gun.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis and abstraction of electricity, A 51-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and cultivation of cannabis, a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and abstraction of electricity, and a 29-year-old was arrested on recall to prison.
Three people were also arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
They are a a 54-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs and money laundering, a a 24-year old arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and cultivation of cannabis as well as money laundering, and a 31-year old man arrested on suspicion with intent to supply class B drugs, cultivation of cannabis, and money laundering.
All were taken to a south London police station where they remain in custody. A dog has also been taken by police and is now being seen by the RSPCA.
Detective Superintendent Jane Corrigan said: “Today’s operation highlights what can be achieved though partnership action.
“Drugs and the associated crime that comes with them are a blight on the lives of the law abiding communities of London.
“The action we have taken this morning will significantly reduce the negative impact of the drug trade on local people in this area and disrupt the activities of both drug dealers and users alike.”
The operation was carried out in partnership with Greenwich Local Authority; UK Power Networks; British Horse Society; British Gas; RSPCA; DVSA ; HMRC; Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and the Caravan and Motorhome Club.
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