A green Lamborghini supercar was one of the high-value items seized by the Met Police in a series of raids in Croydon and South-East London related to county lines drug trafficking.

The joint operation between the Met and Hampshire Constabulary took place in the early hours of Tuesday (May 12) and saw five people arrested for drugs supply.

Three properties in Croydon plus one in Beckenham were raided by police in the operations, with "specialist equipment" needed to gain access to one of the addresses that had been fortified with metal bars.

A spokesperson for the Met provided further details in a statement posted online:

"Five people were arrested as a result of the warrants.

"During searches of the addresses, officers seized three vehicles, two Mercedes and a green Lamborghini.

"All five suspects were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. They have all been taken to a police station in Hampshire where they remain in custody.

"The warrants form part of a joint investigation by the MPS and Hampshire Constabulary into a county line being run between London and Hampshire."

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Ant Jones, from the Specialist Crime Command, added:

“Investigating and disrupting county lines activity remains a priority for the Met. There is an inextricable link between the supply of drugs and violence.

“Officers are continuing to carry out intelligence-led operations, even under the current public health crisis, in order to dismantle and disrupt organised criminality and put those breaking the law behind bars.”