Five men held after £2.5m Tooting cocaine seizure
1:12pm Wednesday 2nd November 2011 in Wandsworth
More than £2.5 million of cocaine has been seized by police and five people arrested during an operation in Tooting.
Officers from the Met's Central Task Force - part of the Specialist Crime Directorate - recovered the haul of Class A drugs during a number of raids on residential properties and vehicles yesterday afternoon and in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, November 2).
During the operation five men - aged between 25 and 45 - were arrested and 70 kilos of cocaine and a million pounds of cash seized.
All five men have been taken to south London police stations where they remain in custody.
The Met said the operation marked the disruption of a sizeable organised criminal network involved in importing illegal drugs to the UK.
DCI Steve Wagstaff, of the Central Task Force, said: "This operation is the result of a continued focus on disrupting the supply of Class A drugs on the streets of London and the inevitable violence and crime linked to this."