Five people have been arrested today (10.8.07) under European arrest warrants following a joint investigation by the Dutch authorities and the Met’s Operation Grafton.
Arrested at their home addresses were:
1) Usman MALIK (15/12/76 – 30ys), Headstone Gardens, Harrow.
2) Khalid ABBASSI (7/7/75 – 32ys), Burns Avenue, Feltham.
3) Nahid MUKHTAR (Female) (13/12/77 – 29ys), Weekes Drive, Slough.
4) Jasbir SINGH DHILLON (25/3/67 – 40ys), Thorncliffe Road, Southall.
The fifth person, Aqiq Aqram KHAN (19/12/75 – 31ys), Edison Drive, Southall, was arrested at Heathrow, Terminal 4 upon his arrival from Islamabad.
The warrants were European Arrest Warrants, executed on behalf of the Dutch authorities, under Section 3 Extradition Act 2003. Searches were conducted under Section 163 Extradition Act 2003. The warrants alleged Personal Liability, Theft and Poaching and Carrying Weapons and Ammunition and relate to a robbery of 3,000 mobile phones (valued at £900,000) from three lorries near the Belgium town of Ghent on 1.11.06.
All five appeared in custody at City of Westminster Magistrates Court on the afternoon of 10.8.07.