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It was quiet in East London at 5.30am today, bar the rumbling of buses carrying weary commuters to work and the sounds of birds tweeting in the morning sun.

That was until a convoy of police vehicles broke through the quiet and sped onto a residential street.

Specially trained officers were armed with ‘the enforcer’ – an iconic red battering ram used to break down doors.

Police had mobilised to an East London flat – the exact location cannot be revealed due to ongoing investigations – to snare two suspected drug criminals.

The sleeping pair were unaware of the military-esque operation underway to surround their home.

Officers climbed one set of stairs while others remained below, hugging the perimeter line around the property.

The enforcer was then used to bash through the wooden door.

Screams and shouts could be heard within as the two men – both in their twenties – were detained as their shocked family watched on.

Police met at 4am this morning to run through plans for the raid, which took place shortly after 5.30am
An ‘enforcer’ battering ram was used to smash through a wooden door and into the suspects’ property
Lines of officers then swarmed into the small flat to apprehend the two men inside ahead of searches

The men were then bundled into an awaiting police van.

Several mobile phones and £4,500 in cash was seized following the dawn raid.

This morning’s police action forms part of a new operation to tackle Class-A drug crime in London, expanding on previous work to clamp down on County Lines operations.

The practice sees illegal drugs transported from one area to another, often across police and local authority boundaries.

Gang leaders typically coerce vulnerable people into getting involved.

The flat’s wooden door was smashed open and police entered swiftly to apprehend their suspects

The ‘County Line’ is the mobile phone line used to take the orders of drugs.

Kit Malthouse, minister for policing, had joined this morning’s dawn raid and watched on as the two suspects were escorted from the property.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘The County Lines operation promotes violence, brings degradation, exploits young people and brutalises them into a horrible trade.

‘We want to release communities from the grips of these people.’

Police action alone won’t solve the issue, he added, with rehabilitation key to ‘moving them away from drugs all together.’

Dawn raid tactics are used by police to target criminals when they least expect it, such as at dawn
Several mobile phones and £4,500 in cash were seized by officers following this morning’s raid
The raid formed part of Operation Yamata – a new bid to tackle Class-A drug crime across London

With two scandals underway in the UK Government – the handling of the living cost crisis and the ongoing row over partygate – Mr Malthouse claimed neither could be linked to a crackdown on crime.

He said justice had been done with Prince Minister Boris Johnson paying his fine and said he had ‘apologised and acknowledged’ for the incident.

In terms of the living cost crisis, Mr Malthouse denied that it would lead to more people turning to crime.

He added the job market is extremely good’ right now with ‘plenty other vacancies’ other than crime.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘I don’t actually think necessarily that is going to have an impact, we’ve seen a rise in drug use over the last few years, largely because the drug industry has become smarter.

Minister for Crime and Policing, Kit Malthouse meets police officers in Peterborough, during the national Operation Sceptre campaign, a week of intensive activity to tackle knife crime. Picture date: Monday May 16, 2022. PA Photo. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Kit Malthouse said the living cost crisis would unlikely impact crime levels (Picture: PA)
Previous County Lines activity has centred on using sniffer dogs at transport hubs (Picture: Getty)

‘We need to look at this as a business, it’s not just about arresting dealers it’s making sure they don’t come back’.

This morning’s dawn raid formed part of Operation Yamata.

The project is funded by the Home Office with the aim of reducing serious drug-supply and associated violence which creates misery for London’s communities.

Deputy assistant commissioner of the Met, Graham McNulty, explained that breadcrumbs left from mobile phone data often leads to clues for the police.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘For the last two and a half years we’ve been dealing with County Lies outside of London and have been very successful, over 1,000 arrests.

‘We can use the same methodology as we did across the country, up to Scotland down to Cornwall and into Wales here.’

W8media NO CREDIT The Metro paper is invited to attend a drugs raid alongside Minister Malthouse tomorrow morning, where we will be seeing in action a new operation to counter class A drug supply and homicides in London. This new operation takes the lessons learned from the successful county lines operation Orochi, and apply it to the new focus of class A drug supply in London. This is a Home Office funded pilot, and is part of the government???s wider strategy to make streets safer and tackle the illegal drugs trade. Pictured are Minister Malthouse and DAC Graham McNulty.

Minister Malthouse and DAC Graham McNulty have vowed to reduce drug crime in London

DC McNulty added communities have been left ‘fed up’ with drug gangs.

He said: ‘We also get a lot of community intelligence. People in local areas help us.

‘I think a lot of communities are fed up about being offered , fed up they perhaps can’t go to the park and use the park because there might be drug dealers.

‘In one month, we’ve identified 100 drug lines in London. And we won’t stop.’

Mr Malthouse added: ‘If you are dealing drugs to make money, it’s a bad idea.

‘One of these days the Met Police are going to come through your doors, like we’ve seen with these two guys this morning. We are on your case, we understand what you are doing and will get you sooner or later

‘The job market is extremely good right now, there are plenty of other vacancies and plenty others things you could be doing that would be far better than a life behind bars.’

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected]

For more stories like this, check our news page.

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It was quiet in East London at 5.30am today, bar the rumbling of buses carrying weary commuters to work and the sounds of birds tweeting in the morning sun.

That was until a convoy of police vehicles broke through the quiet and sped onto a residential street.

Specially trained officers were armed with ‘the enforcer’ – an iconic red battering ram used to break down doors.

Police had mobilised to an East London flat – the exact location cannot be revealed due to ongoing investigations – to snare two suspected drug criminals.

The sleeping pair were unaware of the military-esque operation underway to surround their home.

Officers climbed one set of stairs while others remained below, hugging the perimeter line around the property.

The enforcer was then used to bash through the wooden door.

Screams and shouts could be heard within as the two men – both in their twenties – were detained as their shocked family watched on.

W8media NO CREDIT The Metro paper is invited to attend a drugs raid alongside Minister Malthouse tomorrow morning, where we will be seeing in action a new operation to counter class A drug supply and homicides in London. This new operation takes the lessons learned from the successful county lines operation Orochi, and apply it to the new focus of class A drug supply in London. This is a Home Office funded pilot, and is part of the government?s wider strategy to make streets safer and tackle the illegal drugs trade. Pictured are Minister Malthouse and DAC Graham McNulty.

Police met at 4am this morning to run through plans for the raid, which took place shortly after 5.30am
An ‘enforcer’ battering ram was used to smash through a wooden door and into the suspects’ property
Lines of officers then swarmed into the small flat to apprehend the two men inside ahead of searches

The men were then bundled into an awaiting police van.

Several mobile phones and £4,500 in cash was seized following the dawn raid.

This morning’s police action forms part of a new operation to tackle Class-A drug crime in London, expanding on previous work to clamp down on County Lines operations.

The practice sees illegal drugs transported from one area to another, often across police and local authority boundaries.

Gang leaders typically coerce vulnerable people into getting involved.

The flat’s wooden door was smashed open and police entered swiftly to apprehend their suspects

The ‘County Line’ is the mobile phone line used to take the orders of drugs.

Kit Malthouse, minister for policing, had joined this morning’s dawn raid and watched on as the two suspects were escorted from the property.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘The County Lines operation promotes violence, brings degradation, exploits young people and brutalises them into a horrible trade.

‘We want to release communities from the grips of these people.’

Police action alone won’t solve the issue, he added, with rehabilitation key to ‘moving them away from drugs all together.’

Dawn raid tactics are used by police to target criminals when they least expect it, such as at dawn
Several mobile phones and £4,500 in cash were seized by officers following this morning’s raid
The raid formed part of Operation Yamata – a new bid to tackle Class-A drug crime across London

With two scandals underway in the UK Government – the handling of the living cost crisis and the ongoing row over partygate – Mr Malthouse claimed neither could be linked to a crackdown on crime.

He said justice had been done with Prince Minister Boris Johnson paying his fine and said he had ‘apologised and acknowledged’ for the incident.

In terms of the living cost crisis, Mr Malthouse denied that it would lead to more people turning to crime.

He added the job market is extremely good’ right now with ‘plenty other vacancies’ other than crime.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘I don’t actually think necessarily that is going to have an impact, we’ve seen a rise in drug use over the last few years, largely because the drug industry has become smarter.

Minister for Crime and Policing, Kit Malthouse meets police officers in Peterborough, during the national Operation Sceptre campaign, a week of intensive activity to tackle knife crime. Picture date: Monday May 16, 2022. PA Photo. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Kit Malthouse said the living cost crisis would unlikely impact crime levels (Picture: PA)
Previous County Lines activity has centred on using sniffer dogs at transport hubs (Picture: Getty)

‘We need to look at this as a business, it’s not just about arresting dealers it’s making sure they don’t come back’.

This morning’s dawn raid formed part of Operation Yamata.

The project is funded by the Home Office with the aim of reducing serious drug-supply and associated violence which creates misery for London’s communities.

Deputy assistant commissioner of the Met, Graham McNulty, explained that breadcrumbs left from mobile phone data often leads to clues for the police.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘For the last two and a half years we’ve been dealing with County Lies outside of London and have been very successful, over 1,000 arrests.

‘We can use the same methodology as we did across the country, up to Scotland down to Cornwall and into Wales here.’

W8media NO CREDIT The Metro paper is invited to attend a drugs raid alongside Minister Malthouse tomorrow morning, where we will be seeing in action a new operation to counter class A drug supply and homicides in London. This new operation takes the lessons learned from the successful county lines operation Orochi, and apply it to the new focus of class A drug supply in London. This is a Home Office funded pilot, and is part of the government???s wider strategy to make streets safer and tackle the illegal drugs trade. Pictured are Minister Malthouse and DAC Graham McNulty.

Minister Malthouse and DAC Graham McNulty have vowed to reduce drug crime in London

DC McNulty added communities have been left ‘fed up’ with drug gangs.

He said: ‘We also get a lot of community intelligence. People in local areas help us.

‘I think a lot of communities are fed up about being offered , fed up they perhaps can’t go to the park and use the park because there might be drug dealers.

‘In one month, we’ve identified 100 drug lines in London. And we won’t stop.’

Mr Malthouse added: ‘If you are dealing drugs to make money, it’s a bad idea.

‘One of these days the Met Police are going to come through your doors, like we’ve seen with these two guys this morning. We are on your case, we understand what you are doing and will get you sooner or later

‘The job market is extremely good right now, there are plenty of other vacancies and plenty others things you could be doing that would be far better than a life behind bars.’

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected]

For more stories like this, check our news page.

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