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Drug network suspects from Chatham, Whitstable, Conyer and Welling, appeared before Wimbledon Magistrates' Court


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Eight men have appeared in court following raids by the Met Police's Specialist Crime Command.

On Monday officers supported by the National Crime Agency targeted two commercial premises in Erith and Belvedere.

Wimbledon Magistrates' Court. Photo: Google
Wimbledon Magistrates' Court. Photo: Google

They also raided a number of residential addresses in London and Kent.

The operation went after people suspected of involvement in the importation and distribution of Class A drugs into the UK.

The following people appeared in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court today.

Daniel Oliver, 50, of no fixed address, was charged with two counts of conspiracy to import class A drugs and conspiracy to supply class A drugs;

Ermal Shtrezi, 39, of Lyndhurst Road, Wood Green, was charged with conspiracy to import class A drugs and possession of criminal property;

A Metropolitan Police vehicle
A Metropolitan Police vehicle

Alexis Miranda, 62, of The Roundway, Tottenham, was charged with two counts of conspiracy to import class A drugs.

Terry Allen, 72, of Wordsworth Road, Welling, was charged with conspiracy to import class A drugs and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Nigel Rodgers, 60, of Olympia Way, Whitstable, was charged with conspiracy to import class A drugs.

William Adams, 74, of Brunswick Field, Conyer near Sittingbourne, was charged with conspiracy to import class A drugs.

Frank Asante, 46, of Ledbury Road, Shepherd's Bush, was charged with conspiracy to import class A drugs and conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Gary Hunt, 68, of Hallsfield Road, Chatham, was charged with conspiracy to import class A drugs.

They were all remanded to next appear at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday November 24.

A 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and has been released under investigation.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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