Korean liquor and bottles of fake vodka were seized during a police operation in Kingston which led to nine arrests.

The operation was part of a Metropolitan Police crack-down over the weekend on pubs, bars, dodgy doorstaff, unlicensed taxis and mini-cabs and fraudulent driving licences.

A total of 114 bottles of liquor which had no duty paid were found at the Han Bar in New Malden.

Officers took 84 bottles of Smirnoff, also with unpaid duty, from The Duke of Buckingham in Villiers Road and 24 bottles from Jayam Food and Wine in Richmond Road.

Another 23 bottles of alcohol were taken from Spirits on the Park in Park Road.

A small amount of counterfeit vodka was taken from another premises.

Police stopped 146 vehicles and issued five fixed penalty notices and seized one vehicle.

A drugs raid was also carried out leading to an arrest for possession of cannabis.

Chief Inspector David Gair said: “There was generally good news in Kingston. In visits to licensed premises where underage test purchases were attempted all fifteen adhered to the regulations covering the sale of alcohol.”

He said checks on door staff had also found no breaches.

Chf Insp Gair said: “Operation Condor is just part of our ongoing drive to support responsible licensee’s and crack-down on those who flout licensing laws.”

New Met Police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe told a Kingston public meeting last this month that the force would use anything ethical, legal and in good faith to put criminals on the back foot.

Operation Condor targeted all 32 London boroughs as part of a massive Metropolitan Police crack-down on licensing issues leading to 4896 licensed premises visited, 658 breaches identified and 420 arrests.