A MASSIVE drugs raid which involved 50 police officers has lead to the sentencing of 18 youths.
The arrests were made last November as part of Operation Themis, set up to crack down on the supply of drugs such as heroin and crack in Hayes town centre.
Detective Sergeant Steve Dennis said: "The investigation was initiated after we were contacted by a number of residents and shopkeepers concerned about anti-social behaviour and the congregation of youths in certain areas of the town centre.
"The operation spanned three months focusing on Hayes and Harlington train station through to the Uxbridge Road."
Carl Bussey, Detective Chief Superintendent and Hillingdon borough commander, said: "This was a highly successful operation, which involved joint working with our partners culminating in sentencing of nearly 42 years imprisonment.
"It sends out a clear message that drug activity will not be tolerated."
All the defendants pleaded guilty. Mustapha Abshir, 19, of Mount Road, Hayes; Christiano Masivi, 23, of St Christopher's Drive, Hayes; and Saied Dubad, 21, of Harrow, were all sentenced to four years in jail.
Edwin Kayongo, 19, of St Martin's Road, West Drayton was jailed for three and-a-half years.
Mafula Soki, 21, of Cowley Crescent, Uxbridge, was sentenced to three years and four months.
Nathaniel Stewart, 19, of Melrose Close, Hayes; Qassim Hassan, 19, of Lemington Place, Hayes; and Mario Johnson, 18, of East Avenue, Hayes, were all sentenced to two years and nine months in jail.
Ise Abid, 24, of Harlequin Close, Hayes; Gulid Dirir, 19, of no fixed abode; and Jonathan Wilson, 25, from London, were jailed for two and-a-half years.
Sadiq Faqih, 25, from London and Abdullah Habib, 21, from Harrow, were jailed for two years.
Sam Aladerun, 20, from Hounslow, and Mahad Hirsy, 20, of Addison Way, Hayes, were both give a two-month jail sentence, suspended for two years.
Saed Abdul, 18, of Woodstock Gardens, Hayes, was sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Two 15 year-olds who cannot be named were also convicted.
They were given drug treatment orders, one for eight months and the other for 12 months.