Heroin supply seized during county lines arrest near Sevenoaks

heroin supply seized during county lines arrest near sevenoaks

In excess of 100 street deals of suspected heroin and crack cocaine have been seized from a car near Sevenoaks.

The drugs were found and the driver arrested after a Volkswagen Polo was stopped by officers in Westerham Road, Riverhead. The vehicle was searched shortly before 2pm on Thursday 6 June 2019, following reports of suspicious activity. Officers discovered more than 70 wraps in a door pocket, along with further quantities of Class A drugs located in the centre console.

Cash totalling almost £600 was also seized, following a search of the driver, a 36-year-old man from Battersea, London. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply. Police then searched the suspect’s home address where items including two sets of electric scales were taken away for analysis.

Kent Police has dedicated teams committed to tackling emerging criminal gangs, whose members often travel from areas such as London to extend their drug dealing activity across county boundaries – known as a running a ‘county line’.

Detective Sergeant James Arnold, of the Operation Raptor Gangs Targeting Team said: ‘We are working relentlessly to identify and tackle individuals associated with the supply of drugs into our communities and are dedicated to removing the county lines networks which cause so much harm. Please remember, we also continue to need your help, so always report any suspicious behaviour. By continuing to work together we not only ensure Kent remains a safe place to live but we are getting the message through to criminals that there is no hiding place from the law.”

The suspect has been bailed pending further enquires to return to a police station on 4 July.