Three men have been arrested after proactive officers found them in possession of suspected stolen property near Detling.
At around 4am on Monday 6 April 2020, officers on patrol saw a Ford Transit van travelling on the A249 towards Sheerness.
Suspecting the occupants to be involved in crime, the patrol stopped the vehicle and discovered a quantity of catalytic converters and boiler units in the rear.
The items were seized along with some balaclavas and cutting tools.
Two men aged 24 and 30 from the Sittingbourne area, and a 22-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft and going equipped to steal.
They remain in police custody while the investigation continues.