Eleven held in blitz on drug dealers in Bromley
PUBLISHED: 15:54 29 September 2010
Police have arrested 11 people and seized cash, drugs and weapons during a two-week crackdown.
Officers from Bromley Police’s Borough Support Unit targeted Beckenham and Elmers End during the operation.
Among those arrested was a 22-year-old man from Beckenham allegedly found in possession of £4,000 worth of cannabis and £7,000 in cash. Also held was a 38-year-old man from Beckenham who was allegedly in possession of two shoebox-sized blocks of cannabis resin, a stun gun and a police baton, and three men from Beckenham, aged 55, 20 and 19, and a 24-year-old from Bromley, allegedly found with a rucksack full of cannabis, a large rock of cocaine, 25 bags of cannabis and cash. All have been released on bail.
Sergeant Chris Swain, head of the Borough Support Unit, said “Through this operation we are sending out a warning that drug dealing will not be tolerated in Bromley.
“If you deal drugs, no matter the quantity or your age, you will end up under arrest and in custody. There is nowhere safe for drug dealers in our community.”
Two men from Lewisham, two from Penge and one from Bickley are also on police bail in connection with alleged drug offences.
Chairman of Safer Bromley Partnership, Peter Morgan, said: “This is good news. We have no tolerance for the supply of drugs, which ruin the lives of those who take them.”