A suspected drug dealer has been charged after officers investigating county line activity in Margate made an arrest in west London.

On Wednesday 24 March 2021, officers from the Metropolitan Police arrested a man following an investigation by Kent Police.

The man has since been charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine in Margate between January and March 2021.


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The 19-year-old, from Southall, west London, is also charged with being in possession of £1,350 of criminal property.

He was due to appear before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 25 March.

PC Matthew Eccles, of Kent Police’s County Line and Gang Disruption Team, said: ‘Kent Police is determined to make the county a no-go area for county line networks.

‘We will continue to investigate, disrupt and arrest suspected drug dealers at every opportunity to protect vulnerable people in our communities.’

PC Matthew Eccles

By Ed

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