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Met Police launch Operation Hawk day of action against drugs
COPS are swooping on targeting cannabis farms, crack houses and suspected drug dealers today (September 20) in a day of action codenamed Operation Hawk.
It involves more than a thousand officers and more than 800 different activities across the capital.
By 9am officers across London had arrested 53 people and executed 46 warrants.
Results include a man being arrested after 850 cannabis plants were discovered in a warehouse in Greenwich.
In Bromley 90 officers are taking part in the initiative which is being led by safer neighbourhood officers, and supported by colleagues from specialist units.
Chief Inspector Carron Schusler, operational lead for Operation Hawk in Bromley, said: "This operation is a renewed emphasis on local policing teams tackling street level drug dealing and associated crime, using local community intelligence and a wide range of tactics and assorted activities.
“Drug dealing damages communities, generating crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.
“We are determined to tackle this issue head on by bringing together our resources to reclaim and help repair areas affected by drug dealing.
“Community intelligence passed to us will be dealt with as quickly as possible and carefully assessed before any action taken.
“With your help we can make your local neighbourhood safer.
“You make the call, we'll make it stop."