Police cadets were used to test purchase knives during a sting operation in Waltham Forest

Sting operation over last Bank Holiday weekend

Sting operation over last Bank Holiday weekend

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

Eighty litres of counterfeit vodka and 13,000 cigarettes were seized by police in a two-day sting operation in Waltham Forest.

Today it has been revealed that Operation Condor, which took place over the last bank holiday weekend, also found four shops willing to sell knives to children.

Police cadets were used to 'test purchase' weapons across the borough.

Acting commander Carl Bussey led the sting.

He said that the aim was to tackle a number of crimes from tax avoidance to illegal cabs.

He said: “Operation Condor targets those who flout licensing laws, for example, by selling knives, alcohol and harmful substances to underage youngsters; dealing drugs in pubs and clubs and illegal taxi touts.

“This is our sixth operation to date and we will continue to commit resources to these problems in order to reduce crime and increase public confidence."

To date Operation Condor across London has resulted in more than 2,200 arrests and visits to more than 20,000 licensed premises, as well as the compulsory closure of dozens of problem venues ranging from 'crack houses' to nightclubs.

Seven arrests were made over the course of the weekend over ‘immigration offences’.

Police have not revealed the names of the shops involved.

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2:13pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

Why are the shops names not revealed? Probably because they would show more 'enrichment' by foreign nationals who think the laws of this land do not apply to them. The offending shops are hardly going to be bone fide premises and most likely these shabby run down 'convenience' stores where one wonders how they survive, they often do so by selling bootlegged products, illegal tobacco and other items that are illicit.
Why are the shops names not revealed? Probably because they would show more 'enrichment' by foreign nationals who think the laws of this land do not apply to them. The offending shops are hardly going to be bone fide premises and most likely these shabby run down 'convenience' stores where one wonders how they survive, they often do so by selling bootlegged products, illegal tobacco and other items that are illicit. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 15

4:36pm Thu 5 Jun 14

cynicalsue says...

Funny how this type of offence and ‘immigration offences’ always go together? For once I agree with Corny.
Funny how this type of offence and ‘immigration offences’ always go together? For once I agree with Corny. cynicalsue
  • Score: 7

5:55pm Thu 5 Jun 14

stickmanny says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Why are the shops names not revealed? Probably because they would show more 'enrichment' by foreign nationals who think the laws of this land do not apply to them. The offending shops are hardly going to be bone fide premises and most likely these shabby run down 'convenience' stores where one wonders how they survive, they often do so by selling bootlegged products, illegal tobacco and other items that are illicit.
Whenever you read the words 'most likely' don't you just know the next bit is going to be a steaming heap of horse turd?
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Why are the shops names not revealed? Probably because they would show more 'enrichment' by foreign nationals who think the laws of this land do not apply to them. The offending shops are hardly going to be bone fide premises and most likely these shabby run down 'convenience' stores where one wonders how they survive, they often do so by selling bootlegged products, illegal tobacco and other items that are illicit.[/p][/quote]Whenever you read the words 'most likely' don't you just know the next bit is going to be a steaming heap of horse turd? stickmanny
  • Score: -7

10:05pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Why are the shops names not revealed? Probably because they would show more 'enrichment' by foreign nationals who think the laws of this land do not apply to them. The offending shops are hardly going to be bone fide premises and most likely these shabby run down 'convenience' stores where one wonders how they survive, they often do so by selling bootlegged products, illegal tobacco and other items that are illicit.
Whenever you read the words 'most likely' don't you just know the next bit is going to be a steaming heap of horse turd?
Yes I agree with you, you used the words 'most likely' and then followed a steaming heap of horse turd. You are spot on this time for once.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Why are the shops names not revealed? Probably because they would show more 'enrichment' by foreign nationals who think the laws of this land do not apply to them. The offending shops are hardly going to be bone fide premises and most likely these shabby run down 'convenience' stores where one wonders how they survive, they often do so by selling bootlegged products, illegal tobacco and other items that are illicit.[/p][/quote]Whenever you read the words 'most likely' don't you just know the next bit is going to be a steaming heap of horse turd?[/p][/quote]Yes I agree with you, you used the words 'most likely' and then followed a steaming heap of horse turd. You are spot on this time for once. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

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