£4.5million worth of heroin seized from van
05 March 2010
ONE hundred kilos of heroin with an estimated street value of £4.5million has been seized by police in Finsbury Park.
The heroin was discovered in the back of a Renault van, stopped by officers in Upper Tollington Park, at 3.30pm on Thursday.
The stop, which was part of a planned operation, was carried out by Operation Trident officers with the assistance of armed officers from C019.
A 45-year-old man was arrested in the van. Another man, also aged 45, and a 38-year-old woman were arrested a short time later in Seven Sisters Road, Holloway.
All are currently in custody at east London police stations and enquiries continue.
Detective Inspector Malcolm Davies, from Operation Trident, which deals with black on black gun crime, said: “This is a major seizure and will severely disrupt the organised criminal networks in north east London. The offence of drug trafficking is a pernicious crime that directly impacts on the public of London. This seizure and arrests demonstrates SCD8’s commitment to disrupting and dismantling major organised crime networks in London.