8 charged after drugs raids in Hackney and Tower Hamlets

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Eight people appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court charged with drug offences - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Eight people have been charged in connection with crack cocaine and heroin dealing after a series of raids in east London.

Police carried out a number of warrants on Wednesday - June 22 - in the Hackney and Tower Hamlets areas as part of an operation targeting drug supply.

The Met says eight people were charged the same day with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, namely crack cocaine and heroin.

The accused include:

  • Muhammad Jahan, 22, of Cambridge Heath Road, E1;
  • Shuhan Ahmed, 24, of Stepney Way, E1;
  • Tahirul Islam, 23, also of Stepney Way, E1;
  • Umar Hussain, 24, of Pollard Street, E2;
  • Mohammed Ashar Miah, 21, of Shandy Street, E1.

Three of the eight are additionally charged with possession of criminal property. They are:

  • Nasir Ahmed, 24, of Killick Way, E1;
  • Syed Emdad, 23, of Wyke Road, E3;
  • Shumon Miah, 24, of Arrow Road, E3, who is also accused of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs (crack cocaine and heroin); and possession of a Class B drug (cannabis).

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All eight appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court on Thursday, June 23.

They have all been bailed except Nasir Ahmed, who was remanded in custody.

The next hearing is on July 21 at Snaresbrook Crown Court.