Three people have been arrested and more than 400 cannabis plants subsequently seized at a Broadstairs property after police stopped a van on the Thanet Way on Friday (June 16).
Thanet Neighbourhood Beat officers were on patrol when they saw and stopped a van which was travelling near St Nicholas-at-Wade.
A report had been made to Kent Police earlier that morning suggesting the vehicle might be connected to drug-dealing activity in Broadstairs.
Equipment suspected to be used for the growing of cannabis was recovered from the van and a 28-year-old man from north London was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying a controlled drug.
A further search at a property in Salisbury Avenue in Broadstairs uncovered a large cannabis cultivation which was spread across four rooms. Around 400 plants were seized by officers at the address.
A further two men, aged 26 and 25, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug and cultivating cannabis.
All three men have been released on bail pending further enquiries.