A pub was overrun by police on Friday night in an clamp down on the suspected dealing of crack cocaine.
Up to 60 officers swooped on The Stone Rose and the neighbouring William Hill bookmakers in High Street, Wealdstone, resulting in at least eight arrests for drug-related offences.
The raid, codenamed Operation Puffer, took place at 8.10pm during Ladies Night - halting a mobile disco in the process - and brought the street to a standstill.
One senior officer told the Observer just minutes afterwards: "People were taken by total surprise. There were some drugs that were thrown on the floor as officers came through the pub.
"Only one person was taken the floor as a result of their behaviour."
Every customer, save for the most vulnerable, was handcuffed and searched one by one in the pub's toilets.
The operation, during which police executed a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugd Act, was the largest and most high-profile one to take place in the borough this year.
See Thursday's Harrow Observer for the full story.