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Police charge 13 with drug supplying offences after major operation to tackle gang crime in London Road

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THIRTEEN people have been charged with drug dealing offences after dawn raids by police across Croydon and neighbouring boroughs last week in an operation to tackle gang crime in the London Road area.

They were arrested last Wednesday during a major police operation to crack down on gangs selling heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis in West Croydon.

Around 150 police took part in the raids, with officers from Croydon joined by those from the Met's Trident Gang Command, City of London Police and the Territorial Support Group.

Nine of those arrested are from the borough of Croydon, while five of the thirteen are teenagers.

The full list of those charged:

Ali Karimi, 19, of Alton Road, Waddon, was charged with supply of Class B drugs and offering to supply Class B drugs. Remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on December 23.

Scott Taylor, 35, of Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood, was charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine. Remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on December 22.

Elijah Smith, 19, of Stonecroft Way, charged with three counts of supplying cannabis. Remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on December 23.

Greg Fraser, 21, Heath Road, Thornton Heath, charged with four counts of supplying cannabis and two counts of offering to supply cocaine. Remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on December 22.

Lewis Adams, 23, of Ridges Yard, Waddon, charged with two counts of offering to supply cocaine, two counts of supplying cannabis, one count of offering to supply cannabis and one count of attempting to supply crack cocaine. Remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on Monday 22 December.

Rasheed White, 18, of Sumner Road, Broad Green, charged with three counts of supplying cannabis. Remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on December 22.

Tapiwa Sachikunda, 19, of Lower Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe, charged with supplying cannabis. Bailed to appear at Croydon Crown Court on January 7.

Andrew Ogbeide, 46, of Lodge Road, charged with supplying cannabis. Bailed to appear at Croydon Crown Court on January 16.

Karwan Abdullahi, 18, of no fixed abode, charged with three counts of supplying cannabis. Remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on December 22.

A 16-year-old boy from Croydon accused of conspiring to supply cannabis. Bailed to appear at Croydon Crown Court on December 22.

A 15-year-old boy from Lambeth accused of conspiring to supply cannabis. Bailed to appear at Croydon Crown Court on December 22.

Jason Kissi-Brown, 34, of Bromley was charged with three counts of supplying heroin and three counts of supplying crack cocaine. Remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on December 22.

Earle Hutchinson, 27, of Tankerville Road, Streatham was charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin. Remanded in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on December 23.

A 14-year-old boy and a 33-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and bailed to return to a south London police station in late January pending further enquiries.

A 37-year-old man arrested during the operation was taken to hospital for treatment to a leg injury. He has been discharged from hospital and remains in police custody at a south London police station.

Police charge 13 with drug supplying offences after major operation to tackle gang crime in London Road


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