Eight men have been arrested and scores of drugs, cash guns and knives seized after a major police drug crackdown across south London.

More than 200 officers took part in the intelligence-led operation which saw warrants issued at 15 different addresses following an ongoing investigation into organised criminality and drug-related crime in south east London.

Police arrested eight men in the early hours of Wednesday, November 27, for a range of offences including the cultivation of cannabis and possession of a firearm, criminal property and possession with the intent to supply class A and B drugs.

Large amounts of high value property and cash were seized in the operation, as was a stun gun, CS gas, eight kilos of cannabis and one kilo of class A drugs.

Four firearms and component parts, three imitation firearms and a vast number of lock and hunting knives were also seized.

The operation took place across south east London, with seven warrants executed in Lewisham, one in Greenwich, one in Bromley and four in Kent.

Officers from the South East Basic Command Unit (SE BCU) and the Territorial Support Group (TSG) led the crackdown.

Detective Superintendent Andy Furphy from SE BCU, said: “This operation demonstrates the Met’s commitment to target and take robust action against those involved in drug related violence. The efforts of all the officers and staff involved will make the communities of south east London safer.

"I would urge anyone with information about individuals engaged in drug dealing to contact police, either via 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The warrants were executed at the following addresses:

- Arnulf Street, SE6 (three properties)

- Mapleton Road, Westerham

- Oslac Road, SE6

- Swallands Road, SE6

- Mill Place, Dartford

- Grangemill Road, SE6

- Norman Road, SE1

- Sevenoaks Road, SE4

- Thornford Road, SE13

- Overbury Avenue, Beckenham

- Gala Avenue, Swanley

- Fairwater Avenue, Bexley

- Main Road, Sevenoaks.