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Drug cops seize six kilograms of heroin and £50,000 and make two arrests

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Drug cops seize six kilograms of heroin and £50,000 and make two arrests

Police in South London have seized six kilograms of heroin and made two arrests as part of a drug operation.

Specialist officers stopped a vehicle in West Norwood as part of a proactive operation on Tuesday (February 9).

During a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act, officers from the Met’s Economic Crime Team recovered six 1kg blocks of heroin.

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The driver, a 49-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, namely heroin.

Following further enquiries, detectives attended a residential address in Banstead and arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, namely heroin.

Officers searched the property and recovered approximately £50,000 in cash. The second man was further arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property.

Both men were taken to a west London police station where they remain in custody.

Detective Sergeant Elliott James, from the Met’s Economic Crime Team, said: “This operation has resulted in a large quantity of Class A drugs being taken off the streets of London. Drugs blight communities and ruin lives.

“We will continue to robustly target those who prioritise self-benefit and selfish ambition.

“Greed is being prioritised over community safety, those that continue in this vain will be targeted and brought to trial.”