On Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 March 2021 the targeted work, which covered many areas of the city including the parks and High Street, resulted in searches and a number of arrests along with the seizure of a knife and cannabis.
- A 26-year-old man from Deal was arrested for drug driving and possession of cannabis.
- A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs.
- A knife was seized from a teenager in Dane John Gardens and enquiries remain ongoing following the incident.
Inspector Guy Thompson, from the Canterbury Community Safety Unit, said: ‘We had a mix of officers in uniform and plain clothes and were assisted by police dogs during this two-day action to disrupt drug activity, which can sometimes lead to violent crime. We want residents to be reassured that tackling drugs and crimes involving knives are a top priority at Kent Police and we will continue to carry out operations like this.