The police say they have infiltrated a major organised drug supply network, leading to a series of dawn raids at properties across Medway today.
Specially-trained officers carried out search warrants at a number of houses just before 7am.
It followed a three-month intelligence-led operation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate which saw undercover officers target street-level drug dealers.
During today's operation, police seized suspected crack cocaine, heroin, cannabis and stolen goods.
Those arrested have been taken into custody and if charged will be put before magistrates using virtual court technology which allows police, the Crown Prosecution Service and the courts to deal with defendants quickly.
Assistant Chief Constable Gary Beautridge, who led the operation said: "Today, we have infiltrated and brought down an organised drugs network. Our action is a win for law abiding residents who deserve a safe neighbourhood and a blow to those involved in the supply of illegal drugs."