Officers from the Violence Suppression Unit (VSU) have found hundreds of suspected class A drugs, £60,000 in cash and a weapon at a house in Tooting.
At 20:20hrs on Wednesday, 22 July on London Road, SW17, officers from the VSU noticed what appeared to be a drug deal take place between two men, one inside a car.
On one man they found an amount of cannabis in his possession. They searched inside the car that belonged to the second man, aged 24, nothing was found. While examining his phone for an IMEI number, officers saw a text relating to drug supply on the home screen.
He was arrested for being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and taken to police custody, where he remains.
Officers subsequently carried out a search of his home address and inside they found 300-400 wraps of suspected class A drugs, 1.5 kilos of cannabis, approximately £60,000 cash and a large rambo style knife.
Detective Inspector Alison Foxwell who runs South West BCU’s Violence Suppression Unit said: “This arrest shows just how valuable the VSUs are. The team were on proactive patrol in the area and spotted the deal take place. They have taken a significant amount of drugs and a weapon off the streets of London.
“Tackling violence in all its forms is the Met’s top priority and good work like this demonstrates we are making a difference.”