Police raid east London drugs lab and seize “large quantity” of suspected class A

A 33-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.

Met Police officers have seized a “large quantity” of suspected class A drugs during a raid on an east London lab.

Detectives raided an address in Cambridge Road, Ilford, at 5.32am yesterday (Thursday, May 26), following a warrant for the manufacture and importation of Class A drugs.

Officers raided a drugs lab in east London. Photo: Met Police

Specialist officers disbanded the fully functioning drugs lab.

A 33-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.

A large quantity of suspected class A was seized. Photo: Met Police

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More than 50 items were seized, including a large quantity of suspected drugs.

Both the man and the woman were taken into custody.

Police searched the drugs lab in Redbridge. Photo: Met Police

They have subsequently been bailed pending further enquiries.

Inspector Noori, from the East Area Command Unit, which covers Redbridge, said: “This was a fantastic effort by the Redbridge Safer Neighbourhoods teams who continue to work hard for our communities and ensure we deal with such matters robustly.

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"If you are thinking of doing such things then think again, it is only a matter of time before my teams find you and bring you to justice.”