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93 Feet East to close following last month's police raid

The East London club loses its license in the aftermath of Operation Condor.

Operation Condor was the martial-sounding crackdown on licensing infringement undertaken by Metropolitan Police last month. 93 Feet East was a particular target of the operation, with 175 officers, numerous dog units and a helicopter dispatched to the venue. The heavy-handed raid resulted in just ten arrests, with charges ranging from possession and intent to supply Class A drugs through to immigration offences.

Following a temporary closure, the club will now have to cease operations permanently, following the decision by local authorities to terminate its alcohol and entertainment licence. While club personnel have not commented, the deputy mayor of Tower Hamlets, Clir Ohid Ahmed, was quoted by the Evening Standard about the decision.

“The decision on 93 Feet East’s licence demonstrates that we are prepared to take swift and decisive action if bars are found to be allowing drug dealing and drug misuse,” he said. “Through continued partnership working between the council and police, including the dealer a day initiative, we will continue to go the extra mile to tackle drug dealing in our community.” [via DJ Mag]

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