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Kent Police arrest county lines drug dealer from London in Canterbury raid

Bodycam footage has captured the moment a county lines drug dealer from London was apprehended by police in Kent.

Plain clothes officers raided a property in Gordon Road, Canterbury , after reports of drug dealing in the area.

Footage from bodyworn cameras shows the moment police raided the property

Officers from Kent's County Line and Gang Team carried out the search on March 5, after spotting suspicious activity outside the property.

Inside, they found heroin and cocaine with an estimated street value of about £1,320, along with £1,161 in cash.

Warfa Olad, 20, and one other person was arrested.

Olad, of Oxford Road in Ealing, was later charged with possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of criminal property.

Warfa Olad. Picture: Kent Police
Warfa Olad. Picture: Kent Police

He pleaded guilty to the offences and was jailed for two years and nine months at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday.

Investigating officer DC Jonathan Heard of the County Line and Gang Team said: "We will continue to disrupt criminals involved in the supply of drugs, which can have such a detrimental impact on people’s lives.

"The drugs Olad had in his possession are no longer bound for the streets and he will now serve time in jail as a result of his actions.

"Disrupting county lines remains a priority for Kent Police and we will continue to do all that we can to make it hard for criminals to sell drugs in this county."

County lines sees London gangs run Class As - usually heroin and crack cocaine - in to commuter towns to find new markets.

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