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20 May 2010, 07:04 | Updated: 20 May 2010, 07:09
Police have arrested 15 people during a 'day of action' in Mid Kent which saw more than 100 officers take to the streets to tackle crime.
Several raids were carried out on addresses in Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Sheerness and Faversham, a number of stolen goods and illegal drugs were also seized.
The operation was designed to send a tough message to criminals and people who commit anti-social behaviour.
Newly appointed, Chief Superintendent Matthew Nix, Area Commander for Mid Kent was also out with his staff: "This operation is aimed at dealing with our area's priorities; improving public confidence by dealing with and reducing anti-social behaviour and crime issues that matter locally.
This is the start of a series of ongoing operations, building upon what we are already doing, to effectively deal with those people who choose to commit anti-social behaviour and crime.
That behaviour will not be tolerated and today's activities will once again show that we are committed to addressing the local concerns of our communities.
Mid Kent is already a very safe place to live, work and visit and we are determined to make it even safer."