Seven men have been arrested during the latest crackdown on organised crime and the supply of drugs in Maidstone.

The suspects were detained during a series of simultaneous search warrants at properties in the town, during the early hours of Thursday 12 August 2021. At around 6am officers from the Maidstone Community Safety Unit were assisted by colleagues from CID as they entered a commercial premises in Gabriel’s Hill, as well as three nearby residential properties. Two further warrants were executed at addresses in Upper Fant Road and Snowdon Avenue.

Initial searches have led to the seizure of quantities of cash and mobile phones. A Taser device has also been recovered. The suspects have all been taken into custody in connection with drugs supply offences.

District Commander, Chief Inspector Gary Woodward said: ‘Today’s activity in and around Maidstone town centre is just another part of our ongoing long-term strategy in identifying and arresting criminals who wrongly believe they can operate on our streets with impunity. We are determined to make it harder and harder for these people to establish a foothold and to keep our communities safe. My message to those who see Maidstone as a destination for organised criminality is clear; there will be consequences, so keep away or you will be arrested and ultimately brought before the courts and jailed.’

CI Gary Woodward

By Ed

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