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The cover story in the December 2014 print issue of Professional Security is about Project Servator, the counter-terror deterrence patrols including private security ‘assets’ such as public space CCTV and guard forces.
On November 20, Project Servator officers noticed two occupants of a car acting suspiciously in Goodman’s Yard, E1. A search of the vehicle revealed the pair had concealed 30 wraps of cocaine in a compartment behind the handbrake. The two Albanian men aged in their 20s were arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drug with intent to supply. Once in custody it was discovered that one of the men is illegally in the country and had a in his possession a fake Italian identity card.
The Albanian man was further arrested for possessing false identity documents and being an illegal immigrant. A police dog made a further search of the vehicle uncovering a further seven wraps of cocaine behind the driver’s door panel.
Briefly, Project Servator is the City of London’s operation that aims to deter crime and terrorism. The operation uses covert and overt tactics and has seen joint deployments with British Transport Police and security staff from across the Square Mile.
Chief Inspector Helen Isaac said: “This was good police work from officers to spot the pair acting suspiciously and then conduct a thorough and detailed search of the car. Project Servator will continue to deploy teams of officers across the Square Mile to arrest those intent on committing crime or acts of terrorism.”