Sawn-off shotgun and Class A drugs seized during police raid in Cliftonville

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Five arrests have been made after a firearm and suspected class A drugs were seized during a police raid in Cliftonville.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate attended a flat in Surrey Road at around 3am today (May 1).

A sawn-off shotgun, a large amount of cash and quantities of suspected cocaine and heroin were seized during the warrant, which was carried out under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Four men, aged 65, 32, 20 and 19, all from the Margate area, and a 17-year-old boy, also from the Margate area, have been arrested in connection with drug offences. All five remain in custody.

The investigation is ongoing and police remain at the property and in the local area.


  1. Keep up the good work. Criminals seem to have no idea of what’s right. Even in war time they were active. We need Police Men and Woman working for us. Stay save , stay well.

  2. This lock down seems to be a good time to lock- up the dealers in THANET lately. The police have had a few good results. Well done police keep up the good work.

  3. A lot of drug dealers travel from london
    I found hyperdermic syringes by pettmans loads of them.
    We dont tolerate any drugs in Cliftonville its a zero tolerated crime. Keep your streets clean.

  4. Well done for rounding up these lowlife,I hope the Justice system throw the book at them.

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