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Dawn raids targetting gangs in Newham on Thursday saw police make 13 arrests, as well as seize drugs and a hunting knife.
The intelligence-led operation took place at addresses across the borough and those arrested were taken to an east London police station for questioning.
Laptops and smartphones were seized by Police as they conducted early morning raids on 75 properties in Tower Hamlets today, Wednesday.
More than 1,000 Met officers working under Operation Carbon joined forces with those from Tower Hamlets, the Territorial Support Group and Specialist Crime and Operations as part of the largest ever attempt to tackle burglary and drug offences.
Politicians have condemned an English Defence League march planned for Tower Hamlets this summer and urged the police to intervene.
The borough's Labour Party responded after the right-wing group announced on Monday it would hold a demo in east London on August 24.
Crime in Newham and Tower Hamlets has fallen by a combined total of almost three per cent compared to levels last year.
Statistics from the Met Police, which represent the end of financial year figures for 2012/2013, show the two east London boroughs have reflected the wider trend of a decrease in incidents across the capital.
One of the councillors who made allegations of voter fraud in Tower Hamlets has criticised the police investigation into the issue.
Conservative's Peter Golds said officers from the Met only spoke to him after he requested an interview. This came weeks after the election "when any trail of malpractice would have gone cold".