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Four day-release convicts are arrested in £10million drugs bust raid


Four day-release convicts are arrested in £10million drugs bust raid on north London industrial estate

  • Authorities seized 109kg of cocaine and 15kg of heroin in Enfield, North London
  • Ten men were arrested – three Britons, six Turkish nationals and an Italian
  • Four of the men were on day release from open prison HMP Standford Hill 

Four prisoners on day release have been arrested as part of a £10 million drugs ring investigation.

Officers from the National Crime Agency and Scotland Yard’s organised crime team seized 109kg of cocaine and 15kg of heroin in a raid on an industrial unit in Enfield, North London.

Ten men, aged between 20 and 50, were arrested – three Britons, six Turkish nationals and an Italian.

Officers from the National Crime Agency and Scotland Yard's organised crime team seized 109kg of cocaine and 15kg of heroin in a raid on an industrial unit in Enfield, North London

Officers from the National Crime Agency and Scotland Yard’s organised crime team seized 109kg of cocaine and 15kg of heroin in a raid on an industrial unit in Enfield, North London

Four of the men were on day release from HMP Standford Hill, an open prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. 

They are understood to have been working in jobs on temporary licence and staying in the jail overnight. 

Three of the men have been charged, with the other seven released under investigation.

Four of the men were on day release from HMP Standford Hill (pictured) - an open prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent

Four of the men were on day release from HMP Standford Hill (pictured) – an open prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Brookes said: ‘This seizure has stopped dangerous drugs from reaching the streets of London and beyond, where they have the potential to cause great harm to people and communities.

‘While these operations are complex and resource-intensive, they are vital to disrupt organised criminal networks.’

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: ‘We are aware of an ongoing investigation involving four prisoners at HMP Standford Hill.’



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