Marco Rozado has been charged with money laundering and possession of crack cocaine after a raid on his home in Grove Park Gardens.
As part of a Police operation aimed at tackling organised drug supply across London, officers from Met’s Central Task Force arrested the 31-year-old man on Wednesday 3rd September.
The arrest following a search on another premises in W4 that revealed electronic scales, quantities of self-seal bags, white powder and brown powder believed to be cocaine and heroin.
A second search was then conducted of the Rozado’s Grove Park home where various drugs paraphernalia and cash were found. In the bedroom, hidden under the floorboards beneath a wardrobe £300,000 was found and seized under the proceeds of crime act 2000.
The operation, code named ‘Operation Alfray’, was a proactive intelligence led operation to combat the criminal activities of a major distributor of ecstasy pills into the London club scene.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Beyer, from the Central Task Force SCD7(7) said,
“This arrest today is significant in the continued fight against serious and organised crime. The Met’s serious and organised crime command continues to tackle criminals who seek to profit from the illegal trade of drugs in London and will use any means available to ensure that those criminals are put out of business and their illegal profits are seized.”
Rozado will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court today, 4th September.
September 4, 2008