A number of contraband items and weapons were seized by police in mass raids targeting drug dealing and violence.

Among those items were class A and class B drugs, a Samurai sword, nearly £17,000 in cash, and a CS gas canister.

Police arrested 31 people today and yesterday (November 21 and 20) following an eight-month long investigation into crime in Enfield and Haringey.

30 men aged between 17 and 26 years old were arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences and a 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

More than 80 officers took part in the morning raids at 32 addresses across the two borough.

Enfield Independent:

Police raided 32 addresses in north London. Photo: Met Police

19 arrests were made yesterday at the following addresses:

  • Soloman Avenue, N9
  • Argyle Road, N18
  • Market Parade, Hampton Road, TW13
  • Sutherland Road, N9
  • Tenterden Road, N17
  • White Hart Lane, N17
  • Rowley Gardens, N4
  • Moree Way, N18
  • Broadwater Road, N17
  • Alston Road, N18
  • Brookwood Road, TW3
  • Stockton Road, N18
  • Dowsett Road, N17
  • Sayesbury Lane, N18
  • Cheshire House, N18
  • Raunham Ave, N18
  • Moree Way, N18

And 12 people were arrested today at the following addresses:

  • Hector Close, N9
  • Hermitage Road, N4
  • Gareth Drive, N9
  • Church Street, N9
  • Harrow Road, E11
  • Cambridge Gardens, N17
  • Wellington Avenue, N9
  • Seventh Avenue, E12
  • Kimberley Road, N18
  • Solomon Avenue, N9
  • Market Parade, TW13

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Kennett of the North Area Proactive Unit, said: “These arrests demonstrate our commitment to the people of Enfield and Haringey that we are determined to reduce violence and disrupt the associated supply of class A drugs.

“Gang-related crime is responsible for a high proportion of violence in these boroughs and this morning’s raids are part of our plan to bring the individuals responsible for this violence, to justice.

“We have listened to the concerns of the community and have taken, and will continue to take action. By targeting gang members and those responsible for the supply of class A drugs, we can help to make communities safer and reduce the amount of violence on the streets of Enfield and Haringey."

He urged anyone with information about drug dealing to contact police by calling 101. Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.