Senior Met Police officer held on suspicion of drug dealing
A senior Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested on suspicion dealing Class A drugs in south-west London.
The chief inspector was detained in Wandsworth Road, Lambeth, on Monday and taken to a south London police station.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a substance thought to be class A drugs and a "drink-drive related offence".
The Met Police said the officer was released on bail until January and suspended from duty.
A spokesman for the force said: "We can confirm a chief inspector from Territorial Policing was arrested in Wandsworth Road on Monday, 1 December on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a substance thought to be class A drugs.
"He was also arrested on a drink drive related offence. A breath test was not administered."
The Met Police said its policy was not to name people arrested.