Police made 13 more arrests as part of a long term operation targeting gangs who peddle class A drugs.

Officers searched addresses in both Bognor Regis and in London to seize large amounts of cash and drugs during the raids.

Five warrants were executed in the town, and two more were made at addresses in London as part of the ongoing ‘County Lines’ battle.

This is where London based drug gangs use addresses and use vulnerable people to move cash and drugs in Sussex using mobile phones.

Police say 12 suspects were arrested in Bognor on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs including crack cocaine and heroin.

Detective Sergeant Jason Vickers said: "This operation is part of our continuing work to combat drug dealers who operate from London by operating special phone lines and taking homes of vulnerable people locally, in order to use them as a supply base.

"We have teams of officers and investigators whose skills are being used to disrupt organised crime. This complex investigation, of a type often unseen by the local public, demonstrates our ability to act locally and follow up with warrants and drug seizures in London, helping to prevent crime in West Sussex.

"We recognise that drug dealing seen in the community increases the fear of crime and we will continue to seek to make this area a hostile place to commit serious crime."

Drug dealing can be reported by calling 101 or visiting: sussex.police.uk.