Croydon police seize £60,000 in dawn drugs raid
POLICE seized £60,000 in cash and a quantity of suspected cannabis in two raids in Croydon this morning (Friday).
Officers from the Broad Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team carried out a dawn raid on a property on Oakfield Road after they received information drugs were being used on the premises.
A search warrant was executed, with help from officers from the Selhurst Safer Neighbourhoods Team, and £50,000 in cash and a large amount of what was believed to be herbal cannabis.
A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply, and a 45-year-old man was held on suspicion of money laundering.
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Officers then carried out a search warrant at a property in Rectory Road in Waddon, where they seized a further £10,000.
"Thanks to information from the public, we’ve been able to target an address with suspected links to drugs and recovered a large amount of what we believe to be cannabis and around £60,000 in cash as well," said PC Pat Nolan from the Broad Green SNT, who led the operation.
"Residents of Broad Green should be reassured that if they tell us about a problem in their neighbourhood, then we will take appropriate action.
"If you’ve got a problem or suspect something similar, let us know or call Crimestoppers and we can help put a stop to it."
The two men arrested have been taken to a south London police station, where they currently remain in custody.