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Police dog snifs out 15k Islington cannabis stash

PUBLISHED: 18:16 27 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:10 14 October 2010

CANNABIS with a street value of around £15,000 has been seized during a police raid.

CANNABIS with a street value of around £15,000 has been seized during a police raid.

Cops from the Caledonian Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) descended on the address in Caledonian Road, Islington, last Friday (Aug 20) after concerns about drug dealing were raised by the community.

Diesel, a police drugs dog, helped to sniff out the cannabis and £4,500 in cash was also found.

Police Sergeant Michael Atkinson, from Caledonian SNT, said: "Drugs taking and dealing is one of our ward priorities.

"We take complaints from residents very seriously and will continue to work towards reducing this menace. I am pleased that we have been able to take these drugs off the streets of Islington."

Police Constable Adele Gibson, from the Dogs Support Unit, added: "Our drugs detection dogs are specially trained to proactively assist search teams during raids and this is a good example of two teams working in partnership to tackle crime."

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and has been bailed to return to police on October 15


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