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    Now this is how to carry out a Raid.

    Operation overkill: Hundreds of police officers cram streets in massive swoop on drug gangs

    By CHARLOTTE GILL and NICK McDERMOTT - More by this author Last updated at 07:15am on 28th March 2008

    Marching down the street, they look like an army preparing for battle.


    But this was no apocalyptic war zone.
    It was rather a suburban road where the locals - while no doubt grateful of a beefed-up police presence - probably thought 600 officers with the sun glinting off their riot helmets smacked of overkill. Scroll down for more...
    More than a thousand officers are involved in one of the Met's biggest operations against organised crime


    Moments later the officers stormed into an adjoining road bustling with cafes and shops which has become a haven of organised crime.
    In an extraordinary operation, they swooped on 19 businesses on Blackstock Road in Finsbury Park, North London, which are suspected of drug dealing, money laundering and selling fake documents.
    Targets included an internet cafe, a butcher and a greengrocer. Scroll down for more...
    Police raid a shop, with their investigations focusing on a network involved in drugs

    T-Mobile has said that 40 per cent of all stolen phones go on to be used in the Blackstock Road area.


    Fearing a riot, the Metropolitan Police drafted in a huge number of officers and within seconds they had sealed off the street and evacuated members of the public.
    More than 70 suspects were in custody last night. Officers found more than 300 stolen mobile phones.
    Other stolen items seized include 120 laptops, 110 cameras, 32 iPods, 20 satnavs and 47 forged passports and driving licences. Scroll down for more...
    Police break down a door, with the aim of unearthing stolen goods


    Police said many of those involved in the criminal network were of Algerian origin.
    Chief Superintendent Bob Carr said: "The operation was designed to ensure the maximum amount of evidence was secured with the minimum risk to all concerned.
    "We had to plan for there being a number of people in each of the 19 premises as well as in the street." Scroll down for more...
    A man is taken away by for questioning in one of a series of swoops

    The swoops were the second phase in a day of raids targeting looselyconnected crime networks. A further 500 officers led dawn raids at 37 addresses across the capital.

    In Blackstock Road, officers handed out leaflets in English and Arabic to explain the operation.
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    This is not over-kill, this is great police work! Hit them fast, hard and with numbers, Hell Yeah, NICE WORK!
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

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    Wow!

    What do the letters on the helmets stand for?

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    The letters are police station designation codes, so you can see where your team is etc.

    GD is City Road, NI Islington and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    The letters are police station designation codes, so you can see where your team is etc.

    GD is City Road, NI Islington and so on.
    I thought it was to distract the criminals by making them wonder what the acronyms stand for!

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    I bet the property officer was not very pleased

    I doubt the custody sgts would be that chuffed either
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    Where's he ACLU, my God that would be a great thing if we all could do it occasionally. Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by narcodog View Post
    Where's he ACLU, my God that would be a great thing if we all could do it occasionally. Awesome.
    If you worked for an agency with 30,000 officers you could probably do that every so often.
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    Tha looks like fun. When I started with the Sheriff's Office we had 4 Deputies, when I retired it was 11. We were happy if we just had another guy to go on break with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    If you worked for an agency with 30,000 officers you could probably do that every so often.
    We have only one such agency in the United States.

    Nice work to the Met!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim dandy View Post
    Tha looks like fun. When I started with the Sheriff's Office we had 4 Deputies, when I retired it was 11. We were happy if we just had another guy to go on break with.
    Wow! I can't imagine lol

    I think we have around 4000 deputies...maybe a lil less.
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    I'm wondering how many of the baddies needed a change of shorts just looking at that wave coming down the street.
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