Illegal drivers stung by Operation Cubo in Camden
By JulieGK | Friday, December 28, 2012, 21:00
Final figures for the Met's latest operation to crack down on drivers illegally using London's roads this festive season have been released by police showing that 12 vehicles were seized in Camden borough.
Officers from a range of units set up fixed stop points at multiple locations across Camden. Police set up ANPR operations and stopped 250 vehicles on Camden Road, NW1 and Finchley Road, NW3.
Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker said: "Yet again Operation Cubo has achieved some outstanding results. We know that 80% of uninsured drivers are habitual criminals - and they are five times more likely to be involved in collisions.
"These operations are about disrupting the offenders that use their vehicles to commit crime in Camden borough and beyond, and transport weapons, drugs and stolen property.
"We will continue to pursue them relentlessly into 2013, with the additional support of a dedicated new investigation team and enhanced technology."
Statistics from Operation Cubo, held on December 18, showed that the total number of vehicles seized was 552, while 105 people were arrested all over the capital for offences including driving whilst uninsured, drink driving, driving whilst disqualified, immigration offences, fraud, handling stolen goods, and one wanted on warrant for assault.
More than 1,250 officers are taking part in a co-ordinated series of operations in all 32 boroughs which lasted from 7am up until 10pm.