Dramatic footage captures firearms officers in 'pre-planned' drugs raid on car in Camden

Megan White

This is the moment at least ten police officers swooped on a car in Camden in a planned drugs raid.

The group of officers, some of whom were armed, descended on a white car as it stopped at traffic lights before arresting the man inside.

Shocked drivers were seen emerging from their vehicles while the dramatic scene unfolded in front of them just before 6pm on Monday.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the arrest was pre-planned, and said it was not terrorism-related.

A police spokesman said: “At approximately 17:50hrs on Monday, 12 August, officers including firearms officers, carried out a pre-planned operation on Camden High Street.

“A man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled substances.

“He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

“The road was temporarily closed whilst the arrest was carried out, it has since reopened.

“Enquiries continue. We are not prepared to comment further due to ongoing operational reasons.”