A Battersea man has been arrested in connection to a county lines operation.

The vehicle the man was driving was stopped by Kent Police in the Riverhead area of Sevenoaks shortly before 2pm on June 6, following reports of suspicious activity

Officers discovered more than 70 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine in a door pocket, along with further quantities of Class A drugs located in the centre console.

Cash totalling almost £600 was also seized, following a search of the driver and the 36-year-old man was arrested.

He was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Police then searched the suspect’s home where items including two sets of electric scales were taken away for analysis.

Kent Police has dedicated teams committed to tackling emerging criminal gangs, whose members often travel from areas such as London to extend their drug dealing activity across county boundaries - known as a running a ‘county line’.

Detective Sergeant James Arnold, of the Operation Raptor Gangs Targeting Team said: "We are working relentlessly to identity and tackle individuals associated with the supply of drugs into our communities and are dedicated to removing the county lines networks which cause so much harm.

"Please remember, we also continue to need your help, so always report any suspicious behaviour.

"By continuing to work together we not only ensure Kent remains a safe place to live but we are getting the message through to criminals that there is no hiding place from the law."

The suspect has been bailed pending further enquires to return to a police station on July 4.