Two arrests following Croydon heroin and cocaine seizure

Two arrests have been made by the Metropolitan Police following the discovery of a large quantity of Class A drugs in a property in Thornton Heath, Croydon.

The arrests occurred after a search of ten residential properties in the Thornton Heath area on Thursday morning. The search was part of an operation targeting criminal activity in South London.

Included in the seizure was a quantity of cocaine and heroin, along with more than £10,000 in cash.

The Met said in a statement: “A 38-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of Class A drugs, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and money laundering.”

The suspects were kept in custody at a South London police station following the arrest.

Inspector Stephen Warnes, from the Safer Neighbourhoods Team in Thornton Heath, said: “Today’s operation was the result of acting on information from the local community who raised concerns about drug dealing in the area.”

“Tackling violent crime and the supply of drugs is a top priority for the Met, which includes targeting the drivers which fuel it.”

The police have asked that anyone with information or concerns about drug supply in their local community to call 101. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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