Crack cocaine, heroin, cash and a knife were all seized in an early morning police raid in Bromley.

Officer raided the address in south east London after linking it to the supply of county lines drugs in Canterbury, part of a widespread crackdown on county lines drug dealing.

Kent Police said in a statement that 16 people have been arrested and thousands of pounds and quantities of drugs seized last month in warrants targeting those suspected of supplying Class As from London to county line drugs networks where they are sold to vulnerable people.

One warrant was carried out at an address in Bromley in the early hours of August 5 after police linked it to a line operating in Canterbury, Kent.

Officers seized quantities of crack cocaine and heroin, cash, a mobile phone and a flick knife.

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Aubrey Goodison-McIntosh, 24, of Leinster Gardens in Bayswater, London, has since been charged with a number of drug supply offences.

He appeared before Folkestone magistrates on 5 August and admitted being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine. His case was adjourned and he will appear before Canterbury Crown Court later this year.

Detective Superintendent Shaun White of Kent Police said: ‘The team continues to work hard to tackle county line drug dealing in our communities. They have worked with colleagues from across Kent Police and neighbouring forces to effectively combat county lines and safeguard vulnerable people from exploitation.

‘We recognise that dealers will attempt to fill the void left by those we have taken off the streets, but we continue to be an intelligence led proactive force with a solid commitment to closing down county lines.

‘The people of Kent do not want their neighbourhoods blighted by these criminals and we will continue to relentlessly pursue those intent on coming into our towns to deal drugs.’

Kent Police said cases brought to court by the County Lines and Gangs Team in August resulted in drug dealers being jailed for a total of 12 years.

In August the team executed eight warrants, arrested 16 people and seized around £5,000 from suspects.

Included in the sentencing figures is dealer Adam Haddock, who admitted supplying drugs when he appeared before Maidstone Crown Court on 4 August 2021 and has been sentenced to one year and eight months' imprisonment.

Officers also had a visible presence at Penge and Anerly train stations in south east London, hotspots known to have been accessed by county line drug dealers travelling into Kent.