Hackney and Tower Hamlets drug bust sees 12 people charged

6:21 PM April 28, 2022

A dozen people have been charged with more than 20 offenses after a police operation in east London.

Operation Hackney and Tower Hamlets is part of a wider investigation, Operation Continuum, formed in response to reports of drug trafficking, drug use and associated crime in Tower Hamlets and Hackney.

Detectives from the East Central Area Gang Task Force executed warrants at 13 residential addresses in east London yesterday (April 27) and arrested 15 people.

Twelve men from Tower Hamlets and Newham have been charged with 21 offences. The group will appear in Thames Magistrates’ Court on April 28.

The range of charges include conspiracy and involvement in the supply of Class A and B drugs such as crack, ketamine and cannabis.

Eleven of the 12 men come from Tower Hamlets.

They were named Bobby Smith, 20, of Carron Close; Mohammed Uddin, 24, of Brokesley Street; Mohammed Alam, 23, from Ramsay Street; Oyes Lais, 20, of Knapp Road; Mohammed Miah, 24, of Broadlove Lane; Mohammed Alom, 24, of Marsh Wall; and Alomgir Hussain, 28, of Eagle Close.

Additionally, there was Zakariya Mohd, 21, of Williamsburg Plaza; Mohammed Ali, 21, of City Island Way; Shahadot Khan, 35, of Southern Grove; and Adil Miah, 20, of Newport Avenue.

Ismaeel Ahmed, 23, of Lucas Avenue, Newham, was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition in addition to drug charges.

Three men, one aged 30 and two aged 22, have been released under investigation pending further investigation.

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