Police arrested at least 30 people following an operation that targeted drug dealing and violence.

The arrests took place today and on November 20, following an eight-month investigation into criminality.

While the majority of addresses were made in the north of London, two addresses in the area near Richmond were also targeted.

Officers raided addresses in Brookwood Road, TW3 and Market Parade near Hampton Road, TW13.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Kennett of the North Area Proactive Unit, said: “These arrests demonstrate our commitment to the people of Enfield and Haringey that we are determined to reduce violence and disrupt the associated supply of class A drugs.

“Gang-related crime is responsible for a high proportion of violence in these boroughs and this morning’s raids are part of our plan to bring the individuals responsible for this violence, to justice.

“We have listened to the concerns of the community and have taken, and will continue to take action.

"By targeting gang members and those responsible for the supply of class A drugs, we can help to make communities safer and reduce the amount of violence on the streets of Enfield and Haringey.

“I would urge anyone with information about individuals engaged in drug dealing to contact police, either via 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

An intelligence-led operation targeting drug dealing and violence.

Warrants were executed at a total of 32 addresses as part of the operation, with 30 men aged between 17 and 26 years old, arrested for drug supply offences.

A youth aged 17 was arrested for money laundering.

Officers also seized a number of items including nearly £17,000 in cash, a Samurai sword, a CS canister and quantities of class A and class B drugs.

More than 80 officers took part in the two-day activity, led by officers from the North Area Proactive Unit and the Territorial Support Group.