Three people have been arrested after amounts of suspected cocaine and a giant knife were found by cops following a county lines raid at a Dartford home earlier this week.

These arrests came following a a coordinated day of joint-forces action to tackle organised crime and county lines across London, Kent and Essex which saw a total of 12 people being detained.

This county lines enforcement operation took place on August 21.

In Dartford, around half a kilogram of suspected cocaine was discovered at an address in Humber Road, along with an 18 inch knife and a pit bull terrier which was seized under the dangerous dogs act.

At a property in Lords Wood Lane, Chatham, two women were arrested following the seizure of a whopping £190,000 in cash, along with Range Rover, an Audi and two designer watches.

Officers also raided five separate properties across London, including an address in Eltham Green Road in Greenwich, where imitation firearms, knives, machetes were seized.

Cops also found up to £10,000 in cash and quantities of Class A drugs.

Superintendent Mick Gardner of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: "We remain absolutely determined in our efforts to tackle the organised criminal gangs who seek to operate drug supply networks in Kent.

"Working closely with other police forces enables us to share resources, intelligence and robust strategies, which we know are making it harder and harder for criminals who target some of the most vulnerable people in our communities."