Eight more arrests as Kent Police drugs raids continue

Drugs raid in Tunbridge Wells
Image caption Officers have arrested 24 people and searched 29 addresses over both days

Drugs raids have seen a further eight people arrested after Kent Police carried out dawn searches for a second day.

Sixteen people were arrested after search warrants carried out on Tuesday by about 200 officers in Tunbridge Wells, Gravesend, Sutton and Enfield.

Officers have now arrested 24 people on suspicion of drugs offences and searched 29 addresses over both days.

Drugs, cash, jewellery, an imitation firearm and several cars were seized.

Deputy chief constable Paul Brandon said the pre-planned warrants followed a long-standing and complex investigation into the supply of Class A drugs in the county.

He said detectives had identified a sophisticated crime group and the warrants were to disrupt the trafficking and supply of drugs.

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