A series of dawn raids targeting gangs in Haringey have this morning, Thursday 12 June, culminated in nine arrests so far, as the Metropolitan Police Service continues its ongoing crackdown on gang crime across the capital.As part of an intelligence-led operation eight warrants were executed simultaneously at 05:30hrs at residential addresses throughout the borough.More than 80 officers have been involved in the operation, led by detectives from Trident’s Central Gangs Unit and Haringey’s Gang Unit, with additional support from the Met’s Territorial Support Group (TSG). The operation was also supported by officers from the Met’s Dogs Unit, Mounted Branch, Air Support Unit (ASU), SCO9 Financial Investigation Unit and local Safer Neighbourhoods teams.Those targeted are believed to be ‘high harm’ individuals who are suspected of involvement in a series of crimes, including grievous bodily harm and robbery offences.So far today, nine men, aged between 17 and 29 years have been arrested for a range of offences including, conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and money laundering.Officers have recovered approximately Â£5,000 in cash, and substantial quantities of Class A drugs, believed to be cocaine, crack cocaine and heroinSearches are still ongoing.Detective Chief Inspector Tim Champion, Trident Central Gangs Unit, said: “Today’s activity demonstrates how we act upon information given to us about those involved in gang-related criminal activity.“Over the past six months Trident, alongside Haringey officers, have carried out a total of 61 warrants and made 136 arrests of which 74 are known gang members. This has resulted in a significant reduction of serious youth violence, robbery, gun and knife crime offences.“The criminality of those arrested has blighted the local area, causing misery to residents and creating a hostile place to live due to the level of violence and anti-social behaviour displayed by these gang members.“The Central Gangs Unit’s primary focus is to work with local communities, local authorities and other agencies to prevent young people from joining gangs. All those arrested today were offered the opportunity by Haringey borough to escape from gang culture.“Gang members should be aware that there is a way out and that there are people we can put them in touch with to help turn their lives around, from mentors, to education centres to potential employers.“However, if you remain in a gang and if you continue to commit crime, then we will keep targeting you.”Detective Superintendent Stephen Clayman, Haringey Borough, said: “Once again, the results from a collaboration between Haringey Police and Trident speak for themselves and this activity has the full support of our partners too, with whom they have been working closely. The street level drugs market often feeds anti-social behaviour along with violence, so it is important that we continue take action where we can.“Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhoods teams and the Mounted Branch will be carrying out additional patrols in the Seven Sister road area and neighbouring wards throughout the rest of the day and speaking with local residents and businesses about today’s operation.“In the past three months, Trident and local officers have seized a quantity of Class A drugs, namely crack cocaine and heroin, a quantity of cash and a number of knives and handgun with ammunition during weapon sweeps conducted through local estates.”Working closely with local boroughs, Trident aims to tackle gang criminality in London by effective enforcement, suppression and proactive policing, working with partners to prevent offending and build safer communities.If you have any information about gang crime or those involved call Crimestoppers – an independent charity – anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.