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Organised crime gangs face crackdown in North Kent

PUBLISHED: 16:43 21 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:43 21 October 2015

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More than 40 arrests have already been made

A police team titled ‘Operation Jupiter’ has seen more than £50,000 seized by officers in the last two months.

The operation is focussing on emerging crime gangs in the area, and has seen more than 40 arrests across Dartford, Medway and Swale in connection with the sale and distribution of drugs.

Earlier this month a 53 year old man was arrested in Greenhithe for the possession of what is believed to be around 2kg of cocaine.

Glen Kiley, Green Farm Lane, Billericay, was charged with possessing cocaine with intent to supply and has been remanded into custody.

He is due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 30 October.

Chief superintendent Adrian Futers, commander of Kent Police’s North Division, said: “Operation Jupiter is not just about making arrests.

“We are continuing to develop significant intelligence about the activities of criminals attempting to operate in some of our towns and ultimately this will help us prevent and deter organised crime gangs from gaining a foothold in these areas.

“It remains important that residents also continue to play their role in helping us keep communities safe, so please remember to report any suspicious behaviour. By working together we can make it loud and clear that criminals need to stay away or face the consequences.”

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