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Police Pull Bag Filled With Drugs Out Of River Thames

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Police Pull Bag Filled With Drugs Out Of River Thames

Police pulled more than 100 tiny wraps of 'cocaine and heroin' out of the Thames after a drug dealer ditched them during a chase.

Photos have been shared online by the Metropolitan Police after the Scotland Yard's Violent Crime Taskforce fished the stash from the murky water at around 1pm yesterday (4 November).

According to reports, the crack team were on patrol in New Cross, south London, when they spotted a drug deal being made along the river.

Realising they had been spotted, the suspect legged it. And during the chase, he launched the bag of drugs into the river.

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A marine unit later went out onto the river and managed to fish the plastic carrier bag out of the Millwall Reach, opposite the Isle of Dogs.

The man was eventually caught with £800 ($1,000) in cash and remains in custody, while the drugs have been sent away for testing.

Inspector James Hendrick, of the VCTF, said the force was working tirelessly to get drugs off the streets.

He said: "This incident shows how tackling violent crime in London truly is a Met-wide effort. Without the support of the MPU, we may not have been able to safely recover the suspected drugs.

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"We know that drug dealing is closely linked to violence and it is our priority to continue to tackle this serious crime and keep communities safe."

The drugs found inside the bag. Credit: Met Police
The drugs found inside the bag. Credit: Met Police

Recently, a cocky teenager found out the hard way that posting selfies of himself with the cash he'd made from dealing cocaine wasn't the brightest of ideas - after he wound up in court.

Adam O'Reilly, 18, had been bragging to his friends about how much money he'd been making selling the class A drug and went as far as sending them a series of pictures of himself flaunting wads of banknotes earned from his dubious entrepreneurship.

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Unfortunately for him it all came crashing down when days later he was subject to a raid on his home in Abertridwr, near Caerphilly in south Wales.

Police found the pictures on his phone, which led them to discover more than £6,000 ($7,800) in cash, as well as £3,700 ($4,800) worth of cocaine and £3,000 ($3,900) of ketamine.

Following a hearing at Cardiff Crown Court, O'Reilly was sent to a young offenders institution for three years. He will also face Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings which could mean he'll lose his money.

Welsh cops had another success last month when they found £12,000 ($15,700) in cash stashed away under the stairs at a couple's home after they set up and ran a cocaine business.

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Stephen Knight, 29, and Kara Pope, 30, ran a cocaine dealing operation from the home they shared with their child in Abertillery, South Wales.

Featured Image Credit: Met Police

Topics: UK News, crime, Drugs, London

Dominic Smithers
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