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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.

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