Four one day release convicts are arrested in a £ 10 million raid

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Four day-release convicts are arrested in £ 10m drug raid on North London industrial estate

  • Authorities seized 109 kg of cocaine and 15 kg of heroin in Enfield, North London
  • Ten men were arrested: three British, six Turkish nationals and one Italian
  • Four of the men had been released one day from open prison HMP Standford Hill

Four prisoners released on the day of release have been arrested as part of a £ 10 million drug ring investigation.

Agents from the National Crime Agency and Scotland Yard’s organized crime team seized 109 kg of cocaine and 15 kg of heroin in a raid on an industrial unit in Enfield, north London.

Ten men between the ages of 20 and 50 were arrested: three British, six Turkish nationals and one Italian.

Agents from the National Crime Agency and Scotland Yard’s organized crime team seized 109 kg of cocaine and 15 kg of heroin in a raid on an industrial unit in Enfield, north London

Four of the men had been released on the day from HMP Standford Hill, an open prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.

They are said to have worked in jobs with a temporary permit and spent the night in prison.

Three of the men have been charged, the other seven have been released under investigation.

Four of the men were released on the day from HMP Standford Hill (pictured) - an open prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent

Four of the men were released on the day from HMP Standford Hill (pictured) – an open prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent

Chief Inspector Mark Brookes said: “This seizure has prevented dangerous drugs from reaching the streets of London and beyond, where they can wreak havoc on people and communities.

“Although these operations are complex and labor intensive, they are essential to disrupt organized criminal networks.”

A Justice Department spokesman said, “We are aware of an ongoing investigation involving four inmates at HMP Standford Hill.”

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