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Two Welling men arrested on suspicion of drug offences in Danson Park after more than 1,000 laughing gas canisters seized from car

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs and money laundering offences after being found in possession of more than 1000 "laughing gas" canisters.

Officers were on patrol in Danson Park in Welling yesterday when they made the discovery which also included a large amount of cash.

Police seized more than 1000 nitrous oxide cannisters from a vehicle Photo: Welling Police
Police seized more than 1000 nitrous oxide cannisters from a vehicle Photo: Welling Police

It follows reports on Friday of youths attending the park over the past few nights and taking the drug, which is consumed via a balloon and is also known by its chemical name nitrous oxide.

Officers seized canisters from a group of individuals and a bag of suspected Class A drugs was found as they made one arrest.

Returning to the scene yesterday police searched a vehicle within moments of arriving and arrested two men on suspicion of possession with intent to supply psychoactive substances and concealing criminal property.

As part of the investigation officers were granted powers to enter two addresses in Welling and conduct a search in order to seize and preserve further evidence.

The local Welling policing team issued an update this morning on social media to say they had both been bailed ahead of further enquiries.

The vehicles was searched inside Danson Park in Welling
The vehicles was searched inside Danson Park in Welling
Laughing gas cannisters have been found littered in Danson Park recently Photo: Welling Police
Laughing gas cannisters have been found littered in Danson Park recently Photo: Welling Police

Both have strict conditions imposed which include not to enter Danson Park.

One of the officers involved has received specialist training in relation to forensic phone examination and has started to examine the devices recovered overnight.

However, this process is expected to take some time to complete ahead of any decision to charge.

Earlier this week officers stopped and arrested two men in St Margaret's Road, Darenth after they were found with a number of nitrous oxide canisters along with balloons, cash and a tool to break glass.

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