A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said Mrs Kerr, 44, was due to be confirmed as the head of SO7
in the next few days.
Det Chief Supt John Coles, the head of SO7
, said: 'Our Kidnap Unit conducted an operation today to arrest a group of individuals who are suspected of having been involved in theft and a conspiracy to commit kidnap.
The suspects, who come from Romania and Albania, were arrested by the Metropolitan Police's crack SO7
Serious and Organised Crime Squad, led by Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Shields.
Two armed teams from Scotland Yard's SO11 intelligence-gathering unit and SO7
anti-kidnap squad swooped after an underworld tip-off about the snatch plot.
This research was supported in part by funds provided by several NIH Biomedical Research Support Grants (BRSG SO7
RR07012-2) and a NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant (BSR-88-18512).
This work was supported by NIH grant BRSG 2 SO7
RRO7101-12 and the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas.