Bromley police arrest nine people in Operation Hawk drugs raids

Nine people arrested in Bromley in Operation Hawk raids

Nine people arrested in Bromley in Operation Hawk raids

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

BROMLEY police have arrested nine people today (September 20) in raids across the borough as part of Operation Hawk.

Today’s day of action has seen 90 police officers taking part in the drugs crackdown with 11 raids taking place across Orpington, Petts Wood, St Mary Cray, Mottingham and Beckenham.

In Orpington they arrested one man on suspicion of possession of cannabis and one man on suspicion of possession of a stun gun, ammunition (shot gun cartridges) and cannabis.

Cops arrested one man in Beckenham on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs, cannabis and handling stolen goods.

In St Mary Cray two men have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and one man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis.

One man has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply in Petts Wood. And another man was arrested in Petts Wood on suspicion of drink driving after drawing up outside as police conducted the raid.

Operation Hawk is a Met-wide initiative to target drug related crime across London.

It is being led by safer neighbourhood officers and supported by colleagues from units including Trident, the specialist drugs command, the Territorial Support Group and special constables.

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4:48pm Thu 20 Sep 12

SomebodySmart says...

How is a drug raid any different from Attila and the Huns attacking a peaceful city-state to take people prisoner and loot their homes?
How is a drug raid any different from Attila and the Huns attacking a peaceful city-state to take people prisoner and loot their homes? SomebodySmart
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6:10pm Thu 20 Sep 12

lord righteous says...

SomebodySmart wrote:
How is a drug raid any different from Attila and the Huns attacking a peaceful city-state to take people prisoner and loot their homes?
The difference is law.
One is on the right side and the other is on the wrong side.
Cannot you notice the difference?
[quote][p][bold]SomebodySmart[/bold] wrote: How is a drug raid any different from Attila and the Huns attacking a peaceful city-state to take people prisoner and loot their homes?[/p][/quote]The difference is law. One is on the right side and the other is on the wrong side. Cannot you notice the difference? lord righteous
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9:52pm Thu 20 Sep 12

BillHeslop says...

SomebodySmart wrote:
How is a drug raid any different from Attila and the Huns attacking a peaceful city-state to take people prisoner and loot their homes?
Yes I totally agree. I wonder if the Emperor Honorious, watching the Visigothic army of Alaric I in 410AD from the Palentine Hill, could truly realize that the Roman Empire was about to fall. Did Honorius ask himself, "This is really just another page of history, isn't it? Will this be the end of our civilization?". Perhaps he did in those arduous and tempestuous times. Perhaps drug dealers in Bromley ask themselves such inciteful questions and consider their place in the witting and unwitting annuals of civilisation, giving full consideration to its historical context of their own place in history. Or perhaps they grunt in their own slag language for a few more minutes of Jeremy Kyle, swig some Stella and moan that their 5% increase in dole money is being looked at - not knowing that 5% has nothing to do with their Stella. I hope the Primus Pilus of Bromley keeps up the good work. If not then “Vestrum est Britanni vos ipsos defendere”.
[quote][p][bold]SomebodySmart[/bold] wrote: How is a drug raid any different from Attila and the Huns attacking a peaceful city-state to take people prisoner and loot their homes?[/p][/quote]Yes I totally agree. I wonder if the Emperor Honorious, watching the Visigothic army of Alaric I in 410AD from the Palentine Hill, could truly realize that the Roman Empire was about to fall. Did Honorius ask himself, "This is really just another page of history, isn't it? Will this be the end of our civilization?". Perhaps he did in those arduous and tempestuous times. Perhaps drug dealers in Bromley ask themselves such inciteful questions and consider their place in the witting and unwitting annuals of civilisation, giving full consideration to its historical context of their own place in history. Or perhaps they grunt in their own slag language for a few more minutes of Jeremy Kyle, swig some Stella and moan that their 5% increase in dole money is being looked at - not knowing that 5% has nothing to do with their Stella. I hope the Primus Pilus of Bromley keeps up the good work. If not then “Vestrum est Britanni vos ipsos defendere”. BillHeslop
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10:10pm Thu 20 Sep 12

Bob Downondiss says...

90 police officers plus all the other costs involved. I just wonder if they had been on the streets doing normal patrols if they would have achieved the same results, or just maybe even better.
90 police officers plus all the other costs involved. I just wonder if they had been on the streets doing normal patrols if they would have achieved the same results, or just maybe even better. Bob Downondiss
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10:27pm Thu 20 Sep 12

Marty1979 says...

"And another man was arrested in Petts Wood on suspicion of drink driving after drawing up outside as police conducted the raid."

So he arrived perhaps to make a purchase and instead of driving off stopped so the police could arrest him. Very smart
"And another man was arrested in Petts Wood on suspicion of drink driving after drawing up outside as police conducted the raid." So he arrived perhaps to make a purchase and instead of driving off stopped so the police could arrest him. Very smart Marty1979
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10:15am Fri 21 Sep 12

the wall says...

BillHeslop wrote:
SomebodySmart wrote: How is a drug raid any different from Attila and the Huns attacking a peaceful city-state to take people prisoner and loot their homes?
Yes I totally agree. I wonder if the Emperor Honorious, watching the Visigothic army of Alaric I in 410AD from the Palentine Hill, could truly realize that the Roman Empire was about to fall. Did Honorius ask himself, "This is really just another page of history, isn't it? Will this be the end of our civilization?". Perhaps he did in those arduous and tempestuous times. Perhaps drug dealers in Bromley ask themselves such inciteful questions and consider their place in the witting and unwitting annuals of civilisation, giving full consideration to its historical context of their own place in history. Or perhaps they grunt in their own slag language for a few more minutes of Jeremy Kyle, swig some Stella and moan that their 5% increase in dole money is being looked at - not knowing that 5% has nothing to do with their Stella. I hope the Primus Pilus of Bromley keeps up the good work. If not then “Vestrum est Britanni vos ipsos defendere”.
Comment of the year !
[quote][p][bold]BillHeslop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SomebodySmart[/bold] wrote: How is a drug raid any different from Attila and the Huns attacking a peaceful city-state to take people prisoner and loot their homes?[/p][/quote]Yes I totally agree. I wonder if the Emperor Honorious, watching the Visigothic army of Alaric I in 410AD from the Palentine Hill, could truly realize that the Roman Empire was about to fall. Did Honorius ask himself, "This is really just another page of history, isn't it? Will this be the end of our civilization?". Perhaps he did in those arduous and tempestuous times. Perhaps drug dealers in Bromley ask themselves such inciteful questions and consider their place in the witting and unwitting annuals of civilisation, giving full consideration to its historical context of their own place in history. Or perhaps they grunt in their own slag language for a few more minutes of Jeremy Kyle, swig some Stella and moan that their 5% increase in dole money is being looked at - not knowing that 5% has nothing to do with their Stella. I hope the Primus Pilus of Bromley keeps up the good work. If not then “Vestrum est Britanni vos ipsos defendere”.[/p][/quote]Comment of the year ! the wall
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11:06am Fri 21 Sep 12

Guess who ;) AGAIN ! says...

Love the comment BillH but I have to ask have you been smoking dem funny fags agin boi ? ;)
Love the comment BillH but I have to ask have you been smoking dem funny fags agin boi ? ;) Guess who ;) AGAIN !
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3:29pm Fri 21 Sep 12

Shadoww says...

Absolutely disgusting, in reality what has this achieved? Giving people criminal records for a victim-less crime meaning they cant get a job and are more likely to commit crimes (increasing the amount of crimes that actually affect people), wasting police money (which I thought they were short on anyway).

You cant win the war on drugs, for every dealer you take down there are 10 to take there place.

When will this idiotic behavior stop?
Absolutely disgusting, in reality what has this achieved? Giving people criminal records for a victim-less crime meaning they cant get a job and are more likely to commit crimes (increasing the amount of crimes that actually affect people), wasting police money (which I thought they were short on anyway). You cant win the war on drugs, for every dealer you take down there are 10 to take there place. When will this idiotic behavior stop? Shadoww
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4:37pm Fri 21 Sep 12

the wall says...

Shadoww wrote:
Absolutely disgusting, in reality what has this achieved? Giving people criminal records for a victim-less crime meaning they cant get a job and are more likely to commit crimes (increasing the amount of crimes that actually affect people), wasting police money (which I thought they were short on anyway). You cant win the war on drugs, for every dealer you take down there are 10 to take there place. When will this idiotic behavior stop?
one man was arrested for suspicion of possession of a stun gun, ammunition (shot gun cartridges) and cannabis.
Result.

Getting shot is a victim-less crime is it ?


Cops arrested one man in Beckenham on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs, cannabis and handling stolen goods.
Result.

Class A and stolen goods is a victim-less crime is it ?

So when you get mugged, burgled stun gunned and shot by a drug user. You will not report it to the Police because you believe it's that persons right to take drugs and you are not a victim.
[quote][p][bold]Shadoww[/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting, in reality what has this achieved? Giving people criminal records for a victim-less crime meaning they cant get a job and are more likely to commit crimes (increasing the amount of crimes that actually affect people), wasting police money (which I thought they were short on anyway). You cant win the war on drugs, for every dealer you take down there are 10 to take there place. When will this idiotic behavior stop?[/p][/quote]one man was arrested for suspicion of possession of a stun gun, ammunition (shot gun cartridges) and cannabis. Result. Getting shot is a victim-less crime is it ? Cops arrested one man in Beckenham on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs, cannabis and handling stolen goods. Result. Class A and stolen goods is a victim-less crime is it ? So when you get mugged, burgled stun gunned and shot by a drug user. You will not report it to the Police because you believe it's that persons right to take drugs and you are not a victim. the wall
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5:43pm Fri 21 Sep 12

Shadoww says...

the wall wrote:
Shadoww wrote:
Absolutely disgusting, in reality what has this achieved? Giving people criminal records for a victim-less crime meaning they cant get a job and are more likely to commit crimes (increasing the amount of crimes that actually affect people), wasting police money (which I thought they were short on anyway). You cant win the war on drugs, for every dealer you take down there are 10 to take there place. When will this idiotic behavior stop?
one man was arrested for suspicion of possession of a stun gun, ammunition (shot gun cartridges) and cannabis.
Result.

Getting shot is a victim-less crime is it ?


Cops arrested one man in Beckenham on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs, cannabis and handling stolen goods.
Result.

Class A and stolen goods is a victim-less crime is it ?

So when you get mugged, burgled stun gunned and shot by a drug user. You will not report it to the Police because you believe it's that persons right to take drugs and you are not a victim.
I will agree that the stun gun, stolen goods etc. are better off the streets, but i think you missed the point. The purpose of these raids were drug raids which also happened to find weapons etc.

If i was shot by a drug user I would call the police and report that I was shot... And in alot of cases it may be, for example, a heroin addict funding his addiction, there would be a massive reduction in drug fueled crime if all drugs were legal as addicts could get help without feeling demonized and worrying about the threat of arrest.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shadoww[/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting, in reality what has this achieved? Giving people criminal records for a victim-less crime meaning they cant get a job and are more likely to commit crimes (increasing the amount of crimes that actually affect people), wasting police money (which I thought they were short on anyway). You cant win the war on drugs, for every dealer you take down there are 10 to take there place. When will this idiotic behavior stop?[/p][/quote]one man was arrested for suspicion of possession of a stun gun, ammunition (shot gun cartridges) and cannabis. Result. Getting shot is a victim-less crime is it ? Cops arrested one man in Beckenham on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs, cannabis and handling stolen goods. Result. Class A and stolen goods is a victim-less crime is it ? So when you get mugged, burgled stun gunned and shot by a drug user. You will not report it to the Police because you believe it's that persons right to take drugs and you are not a victim.[/p][/quote]I will agree that the stun gun, stolen goods etc. are better off the streets, but i think you missed the point. The purpose of these raids were drug raids which also happened to find weapons etc. If i was shot by a drug user I would call the police and report that I was shot... And in alot of cases it may be, for example, a heroin addict funding his addiction, there would be a massive reduction in drug fueled crime if all drugs were legal as addicts could get help without feeling demonized and worrying about the threat of arrest. Shadoww
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9:26pm Fri 21 Sep 12

lord righteous says...

Shadoww wrote:
the wall wrote:
Shadoww wrote:
Absolutely disgusting, in reality what has this achieved? Giving people criminal records for a victim-less crime meaning they cant get a job and are more likely to commit crimes (increasing the amount of crimes that actually affect people), wasting police money (which I thought they were short on anyway). You cant win the war on drugs, for every dealer you take down there are 10 to take there place. When will this idiotic behavior stop?
one man was arrested for suspicion of possession of a stun gun, ammunition (shot gun cartridges) and cannabis.
Result.

Getting shot is a victim-less crime is it ?


Cops arrested one man in Beckenham on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs, cannabis and handling stolen goods.
Result.

Class A and stolen goods is a victim-less crime is it ?

So when you get mugged, burgled stun gunned and shot by a drug user. You will not report it to the Police because you believe it's that persons right to take drugs and you are not a victim.
I will agree that the stun gun, stolen goods etc. are better off the streets, but i think you missed the point. The purpose of these raids were drug raids which also happened to find weapons etc.

If i was shot by a drug user I would call the police and report that I was shot... And in alot of cases it may be, for example, a heroin addict funding his addiction, there would be a massive reduction in drug fueled crime if all drugs were legal as addicts could get help without feeling demonized and worrying about the threat of arrest.
But,ALL USERS and ADDICTS know it is against the law to start with but choose to partake.
It is against the law fullstop,everyone knows it is.
If you want to change a law there are steps to do so,dont break it and the moan about it being 'unfair'.
[quote][p][bold]Shadoww[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shadoww[/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting, in reality what has this achieved? Giving people criminal records for a victim-less crime meaning they cant get a job and are more likely to commit crimes (increasing the amount of crimes that actually affect people), wasting police money (which I thought they were short on anyway). You cant win the war on drugs, for every dealer you take down there are 10 to take there place. When will this idiotic behavior stop?[/p][/quote]one man was arrested for suspicion of possession of a stun gun, ammunition (shot gun cartridges) and cannabis. Result. Getting shot is a victim-less crime is it ? Cops arrested one man in Beckenham on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs, cannabis and handling stolen goods. Result. Class A and stolen goods is a victim-less crime is it ? So when you get mugged, burgled stun gunned and shot by a drug user. You will not report it to the Police because you believe it's that persons right to take drugs and you are not a victim.[/p][/quote]I will agree that the stun gun, stolen goods etc. are better off the streets, but i think you missed the point. The purpose of these raids were drug raids which also happened to find weapons etc. If i was shot by a drug user I would call the police and report that I was shot... And in alot of cases it may be, for example, a heroin addict funding his addiction, there would be a massive reduction in drug fueled crime if all drugs were legal as addicts could get help without feeling demonized and worrying about the threat of arrest.[/p][/quote]But,ALL USERS and ADDICTS know it is against the law to start with but choose to partake. It is against the law fullstop,everyone knows it is. If you want to change a law there are steps to do so,dont break it and the moan about it being 'unfair'. lord righteous
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10:09pm Fri 21 Sep 12

Marty1979 says...

A victimless crime?

So these people deal drugs (doesn't matter what). Their "customers" more often than not resort to robbery, burglary etc in order to feed their addiction

Try explaining to someone who has been mugged
A victimless crime? So these people deal drugs (doesn't matter what). Their "customers" more often than not resort to robbery, burglary etc in order to feed their addiction Try explaining to someone who has been mugged Marty1979
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1:04pm Sat 22 Sep 12

emzb21 says...

well done to the police lets hope some of them see same bars and not just bk on the streets ....
well done to the police lets hope some of them see same bars and not just bk on the streets .... emzb21
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2:48pm Mon 24 Sep 12

Invicta58 says...

Shadoww wrote:
Absolutely disgusting, in reality what has this achieved? Giving people criminal records for a victim-less crime meaning they cant get a job and are more likely to commit crimes (increasing the amount of crimes that actually affect people), wasting police money (which I thought they were short on anyway). You cant win the war on drugs, for every dealer you take down there are 10 to take there place. When will this idiotic behavior stop?
If these 9 people arrested each got say five years inside, and this is repeated every week across Bromley I don't think you will see another 90 people (ten for each one) quite so willing to take their place.

What are the next 90 doing right now anyway? is there some sort of waiting list?
[quote][p][bold]Shadoww[/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting, in reality what has this achieved? Giving people criminal records for a victim-less crime meaning they cant get a job and are more likely to commit crimes (increasing the amount of crimes that actually affect people), wasting police money (which I thought they were short on anyway). You cant win the war on drugs, for every dealer you take down there are 10 to take there place. When will this idiotic behavior stop?[/p][/quote]If these 9 people arrested each got say five years inside, and this is repeated every week across Bromley I don't think you will see another 90 people (ten for each one) quite so willing to take their place. What are the next 90 doing right now anyway? is there some sort of waiting list? Invicta58
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11:49am Wed 26 Sep 12

Durban says...

What a waste of police time and money! 90 cops and only 2 people arrested on suspicion of intent to supply?

So if we break it down. 20 cops arrested 2 dealers. 10 cops arrested the one drink driver and the other 60 took care of the 6 stoners? What a joke!

The guy with the stolen goods probably bought them with his weed. Same as the guy with the stun gun, fair point cause London drug dealers are dodge and you gotta protect yourself. Neither of these situations would exist if drugs were decriminilized...

Atleast in Bexley they managed to actually stop some real dealers although I'm not sure what good that will do. 377,000 unemployed reading that and saying "my oh my, £24,000 in cash and 2.6mil in product. I best got signed off JSA"

Lets end the drug war and stop funding criminals!
What a waste of police time and money! 90 cops and only 2 people arrested on suspicion of intent to supply? So if we break it down. 20 cops arrested 2 dealers. 10 cops arrested the one drink driver and the other 60 took care of the 6 stoners? What a joke! The guy with the stolen goods probably bought them with his weed. Same as the guy with the stun gun, fair point cause London drug dealers are dodge and you gotta protect yourself. Neither of these situations would exist if drugs were decriminilized... Atleast in Bexley they managed to actually stop some real dealers although I'm not sure what good that will do. 377,000 unemployed reading that and saying "my oh my, £24,000 in cash and 2.6mil in product. I best got signed off JSA" Lets end the drug war and stop funding criminals! Durban
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