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Five arrests as police divers search water at Chatham Dockside in connection with major drugs investigation

Police divers have been scouring dockside waters in search of multiple kilos of Class A drugs.

Officers from the Metropolitan police's marine policing unit were seen scouring an area of Chatham Dockside earlier today.

Police divers were spotted in Chatham Dockside

It follows a warrants executed yesterday in south east London and Kent.

Puzzled residents peered out from their windows as the operations took place in the busy docks.

A spokesman for the Met has since confirmed the activity forms part of an investigation into the importation and distribution of multi-kilo Class A drugs.

The force say five people have been arrested and one has since been charged.

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