Officers have arrested a man in Edmonton after anonymous tip-offs to Crimestoppers reported him for drug dealing.
On Thursday, 24 September officers from the North Area Borough Command Unit (BCU) arrested the 39-year-old man at his home address. He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and remains in police custody.
Inside the property officers seized suspected class A drugs including heroin and crack cocaine, £800 in cash, mobile phones and other evidence linking the man to drug dealing.
The man is suspected of dealing class A drugs (such as heroin and crack) within the local community, exploiting vulnerable people to transport the drugs for him.
The neighbourhood officers involved in this investigation are part of a dedicated team co-ordinating the area’s response to drugs and violence. The team of 11 officers work on investigations to develop vital information about violent crime in the community. They worked to build up a picture of evidence to demonstrate the serious harm he was causing in the lead up to his arrest.
Inspector Matt Chapman said: “This arrest proves how vital Crimestoppers charity really is. We have no idea who submitted the intelligence as the information is 100% anonymous however I am grateful to anyone who called as it has resulted in this arrest.
“The man we arrested this morning is clearly very dangerous and has exploited vulnerable people for his own criminal gains.”
“This arrest is part of our wider efforts on the BCU to disrupt violence and take dangerous criminals off the streets and prevent them causing further harm. Having a bespoke team who are working hard in the area to stop people such as this man is vital in our wider efforts to reduce harm and violence.”