Kent police 'crack drugs network'

Kent police say they have "brought down" an organised drugs network after infiltrating a group of dealers.

They seized crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and stolen property - including a sword - in a series of raids in the Medway area.

More than 20 people were arrested and are being questioned about supplying drugs.

It follows a three-month undercover operation by Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

Officers carried out a number of raids on about 20 homes across the Medway area on Tuesday after securing search warrants.

Assistant Chief Constable Gary Beautridge, who led the operation, said: "We have infiltrated and brought down an organised drugs network.

"Our action is a win for law-abiding residents who deserve a safe neighbourhood, and a blow to those involved in the supply of illegal drugs."

He said the operation would continue.

"If you are involved in supplying drugs then we will target you," he said.

"If you didn't get an early wake-up call from officers today expect one soon. You will be arrested."

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