Seven people, including convicted fraudsters, drug traffickers and money launderers were arrested in the Met's dawn raids this morning.
Officers targeted properties in Islington, Bromley, Southwark, Uxbridge, Hertfordshire and Essex, after warrants were issued by the courts for the non-payment of confiscation orders totaling over £2.6m.
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