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Bexley police join London-wide drug crackdown

PUBLISHED: 13:38 20 September 2012

Operation hawk has been launched in Bexley and across London

Operation hawk has been launched in Bexley and across London

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A Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) drive to stop street-level drug dealing has been launched in Bexley and across London today (September 20).

The police have been targeting cannabis farms, crack houses and suspected drug dealers at houses and businesses across the capital as part of Operation Hawk.

In total it will involve around 1,000 officers in London and the operation is being led by safer neighbourhood officers.

Cdr Mak Chishty, MPS operational leader for Operation Hawk, said: “Drug dealing damages communities. It generates crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.

“This operation is a renewed emphasis on local policing teams tackling street level drug dealing.

“To help us do this, we need to encourage communities to talk to us and report concerns.”

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