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Three arrests after county lines drug raid in Dartford and Gravesend

Drugs, cash and mobile phones were seized after multiple raids were carried out.

Officers swooped on eight addresses across Dartford, Gravesend and South London this morning in connection with a county line drugs investigation.

Police raid a property

Inside they retrieved cannabis, cash and mobile phones.

The raids targeted individuals suspected to be involved in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine in the areas, as well as in the Medway Towns.

A 23-year-old man from Erith, and a man and woman, both 22, from Plumstead, were arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences

They remain in custody as inquiries continue.

County Lines dealing is when city-based gangs run drugs into commuter towns in search of new markets.

Superintendent Mick Gardner, Kent Police’s lead on county lines enforcement, said: "Targeting suspected drug dealers, and removing the these harmful substances from our streets, is a priority for Kent Police and these warrants show our efforts to keep the county safe are ongoing despite the current climate.

Two arrests have been made
Two arrests have been made

"We targeted people who we believe are actively involved in supplying class A substances across several of our towns.

"We acted quickly on the information we had to ensure arrests could be made and our officers, whose wellbeing was carefully considered beforehand, were provided with protective equipment to help prevent any possible spread of Covid-19.

"Each day our teams are gathering new intelligence that helps us target those involved in supply of drugs and there will be no let-up in our efforts.

"Please also remember that your help remains vital. You can be our eyes and ears, so if you see anything suspicious report it to us via our website or call 101. If a crime is in progress, dial 999."

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