London man arrested in Banbury on drug supply offences makes first court appearance

A man arrested for drug supply offences in Banbury yesterday (Tuesday June 8) as part of 'Operation Judo' has been remanded into custody.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 6:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 6:48 pm

Thames Valley Police charged a 21 year old man from London with drug supply offences in connection to a warrant served in Banbury yesterday (Tuesday June 8).

The man charged had his first appearance in court today (Wednesday June 9,) and he will be remanded in custody until early July.

The 15 year old arrested at the same time was released under investigation.

Police charged the 21 year old London man with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

The arrests were made as part of a county lines drugs investigation called 'Operation Judo.'

Police executed simultaneous warrants early yesterday morning (Tuesday June 8) around 5.30 with Thames Valley Police serving a warrant in Broad Street, Banbury, and their colleagues at the Metropolitan Police serving another warrant at Tower Hamlets, London.

The execution of the warrants was the culmination of a six month investigation into the activity of a county drug line code named “Operation Judo."

A London man arrested in Banbury, and charged with drug supply offences had his first appearance in court today (Wednesday June 9.) He will be remanded in custody until early July.

A quantity of suspected class A drugs, cash and other items were seized as part of the operation.

TVP Banbury officers posted a message about the arrests on Twitter saying they were part of operation #Stronghold, a force wide initiative to tackle organised crime.