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Three in court after temple raid
Former Rastafarian temple
The site was the headquarters of the UK's Rastafarian community
Three people have appeared in court charged with drugs offences following a raid on a Rastafarian temple.

Jahlaw Salassie, 40, Roderick Green, 45, and Fitzroy Pommel, 48, are charged with conspiracy to supply Class C drugs from the south London property.

Pommel is also charged with possession of ammunition.

A total of 23 people were arrested in Thursday's raid on St Agnes Place temple in Kennington, which police said was being used as a "drugs market".

Immigration offences

Pommel, Salassie and Green appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

They were remanded in custody to appear at Inner London Crown Court on 27 April.

Scotland Yard said four of those held have been cautioned for possession of cannabis.

Three of them have been released and one remains in custody over immigration matters.

Two others have also been held on immigration matters.

A further 11 have been bailed to return pending further inquiries, while three were released without charge.


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