COUNTY NEWS: Arrests made after police uncover London to Sussex drugs supply chain

Police investigating a drugs supply chain searched two properties in Eastbourne today (June 11) before arresting three people for conspiracy to supply drugs to the town.

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

Members of the Metropolitan Police Service SC&08 Trident Central Gangs Unit have been working closely with Sussex Police investigating a drugs supply chain between Southwark Borough, in London, and Eastbourne.

The drugs supply line was identified from London to Sussex in April 2015 and a proactive operation, called Op Kabbert, commenced.

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As part of this operation, police arrested a 19-year-old male in London on Thursday, June 11 for conspiracy to supply drugs to Eastbourne and three search warrants were executed - one in London and two at Eastbourne addresses in Upper Avenue and Leslie Street, with the assistance of Sussex officers.

A large amount of Class A drugs and a hand gun were recovered from the London address. A 28-year-old male and a 46-year-old male were arrested in Eastbourne, also for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. All three are currently helping police with their enquiries.

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