POLICE made 28 arrests during a crackdown on drug dealing and associated crimes, such as antisocial behaviour, in West Drayton, Cowley and Uxbridge.

The operation was over seven-weeks in February and March as specialist officers focused on disrupting two prominent drug-dealing lines.

Borough police officers received real-time intelligence on criminal activities in a collaborative effort.

Sgt Matthew Catlin said: “Drugs ruin lives, and the ramifications often play out and are felt by communities, where anti-social behaviour and violence impact innocent people.

“Our focus is dismantling these criminal networks piece by piece.”

Vulnerable drug users were also identified and directed to health and rehabilitation services.

The crackdown resulted in the seizure of £3,000 worth of Class A and B drugs and £10,000 in cash.

Seven men been charged with related offences.