Drugs crackdown hits Bromley today

PUBLISHED: 10:23 20 September 2012

More than 90 Bromley Police officers are taking part in drugs raids across the borough today (Thursday) as part of Operation Hawk - a new crackdown on drug-related crimes.

Cannabis farms, crack houses and suspected drug dealers will be targeted by teams following a call to the public last week encouraging anyone with information on suspected dealers to come forward.

There was a total of 693 drug related arrests in Bromley last year and the issue continues to be a top priority for borough police.

Ch Insp Carron Schusler, operational lead for Operation Hawk in Bromley, said: “Drug dealing damages communities, generating crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.

“We are determined to tackle this issue head on by bringing together our resources to reclaim and help repair areas affected by drug dealing.”

Regular updates on the raids are currently being posted by the police on Twitter, revealing one man has been arrested following the discovery of a stun gun, cannabis plants and shotgun ammo.

Another man has been arrested in Orpington on suspicion of cannabis production.

To keep up-to-date follow @MPSBromley.

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