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Cannabis factories uncovered in Bromley raids as Operation Hawk targets drug dealers

PUBLISHED: 10:41 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:41 27 March 2013

Dawn raids uncovered four cannabis factories across Bromley.

Dawn raids uncovered four cannabis factories across Bromley.

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Dawn raids uncovered four cannabis factories in Bromley this morning as police target street level drug dealing across the capital.

As of 10am officers had made 29 arrests for a variety of offences in London, and had executed 28 warrants.

More than 2,000 cannabis plants were seized in the Bromley raids that were a direct result of members of the public picking up the phone and reporting activity in their neighbourhoods.

This is the second major day of action under Operation Hawk, with the last in September 2012 - which resulted in nine arrests and the seizure of weapons, drugs and stolen property in Bromley.

Det Ch Insp Andy Furphy, leading today’s operation in the borough, said: “Drug dealing and cannabis cultivation damage communities and generate organised and violent crime, money laundering and anti-social behaviour.

“Community intelligence passed to us will be dealt with as quickly as possible and carefully assessed before any action is taken. We will then tell communities what action we have taken to address these issues.

“With your help, we can make your local community safer, so please make the call and we will make it stop”.

If you have information about someone dealing drugs in your area, contact the local Safer Neighbourhood Team or dial 101.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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