Kent Police Drug Raids

Kent Police have carried out another wave of raids in Medway, as part of a crackdown on suspected dealers and suppliers.

Specially trained officers searched a number of homes across the area this morning, arresting 11 people - they are all now being questioned.

It comes after 21 people appeared in court yesterday, after they were arrested in raids early on Tuesday morning. Ten have pleaded guilty to drug supply offences, 10 others did not enter a plea, and another man pleaded not guilty during his court appearance.

The raids follow a three-month intelligence-led operation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate which saw undercover officers target street-level drug dealers. During the course of the operation police have seized crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and stolen property.

Assistant Chief Constable Gary Beautridge, head of the Serious Crime Directorate, said: "We have continued today with action to infiltrate and bring down an organised drug network and our action will not end here.

"Our message is simple - if you are involved in supplying drugs then we will target you. If you didn't get an early wake up call from officers today or on Tuesday, expect one soon. You will be arrested."


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