Eight men were arrested early Wednesday morning after a police operation targeting drug dealing in Southwark and Lambeth.
The eight, aged between sixteen and 26, were arrested on suspicion of a range of drugs offences including Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs, Supply of Class A Drugs and Possession with Intent to Supply Class A Drugs.
Raids at addresses mostly in Lambeth saw £15,000 cash seized and a quantity of class A drugs, according to police.
Police said the raids were the culmination of an eight-months long covert investigation.
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Southwark and Lambeth’s top cop, Ch Supt Colin Wingrove, said: “The operation today aims to protect communities from the harm caused by drug related violence, safeguard vulnerable and young people, and bring those responsible to justice.
“Drug supply is responsible for a large proportion of violence we see across Lambeth and Southwark.
“We know that this, understandably, is of huge concern to local communities, who can feel threatened and intimidated.”
He added: “We will not tolerate this criminality which causes misery to many who live here.
“I hope the successes we have seen here today highlights our relentless efforts to drive down violence, drug-dealing and serious organised criminality, and reassures the community that we are absolutely committed to working with them and making the streets in which they live safer.”