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Gangs in London 'spreading wings' to deal drugs across UK

Gangs from London are increasingly "spreading their wings" to seek markets for drugs in other parts of the country, a Metropolitan Police officer has warned. A notorious gang was targeted in a series of early morning raids across London yesterday.

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London gang 'extending network' to get more money

A total of 29 arrests were made in 24 hours. The raids were the latest phase of a police crackdown on the so-called GAS gang - which is based in Lambeth - that has seen a total of 88 arrests.

It's a London-based gang but they're extending their drugs network and finding new markets to ensure they get more money.

They've got their tentacles into Home Counties and further afield because they want to expand the amount of profit they can get.

The reason we target them is that we still get the associated violence in London when they return.

– Detective Chief Inspector Tim Champion, Met Police

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