A "substantial amount" of drugs and psychoactive substances have been seized and a man arrested after a stop and search in Bromley.

Officers patrolling in the Bromley area on Monday, August 17, said they noticed a suspicious vehicle with a man inside who, when he noticed the police presence, slid down in his seat as if to hide.

They found over 1,000 cannisters of nitrous oxide (NOS) inside the boot, and following a search of a residential property linked to the man, a whole host of other drugs and cash were found.

Chief Superintendent Karen Findlay said it was a "fantastic result" from a proactive stop and search, and an "application of good policing skills."

The stop and search was led by officers from the Met's Territorial Support Group, who noticed the man in his vehicle whilst on patrol at around 7:15pm on Monday.

They stopped the car, and immediately found 1,200 cannisters of nixtrous oxide and balloons in the boot.

They also found £1,000 in cash in the suspect's bag, along with bottles of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabis products and gummy bear sweets infused with THC.

The suspect, a man in his 30s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug, possession with intent to supply psychoactive substances and possession of criminal property.

Following his arrest, police raided an residential address and inside found a whopping 48,000 nitrous oxide cannisters, which have an estimated street value of around £30,000.

They also discovered 116 bottles of THC liquid, a further 200 packets of THC-infused edibles, 70 pre-rolled cannabis joints and £1,800 in cash.

The man was taken to a south London police station and later released on bail pending forensic reports on the seized items.

CS Findlay said: "The quantity of Class B drugs, and especially the psychoactive substances, that have been found and taken off the streets as a direct result of this stop and search during TSG activity, is substantial.

“If it wasn’t for these officers being out patrolling and switched on to identify the subtle suspicious behaviour of the suspect, it is likely these prohibited items would have been traded on the streets of London.

“This is about reducing drug supply in our communities and doing all we can to keep Londoners safe.”