Drug dealers in the South are being targeted in a series of major police operations. Hundreds of arrests have been made in Southampton as part of a two year crackdown.
And last week, two men were sentenced to more than 40 years in jail for trying to smuggle drugs on a sailing boat off the Isle of Wight.
In Brighton, dozens of people have been detained after a six month covert operation. But is there a better way to tackle the drug problem? Malcolm Shaw has been investigating.
A covert police operation in Brighton aimed at stemming the flow of drugs to our shores has seen 32 people arrested and £55,000 worth of illegal substances seized.
Forces across the south are working hard to combat drug crime but Brighton is among the worst in the country for deaths among addicts. This from Malcolm Shaw.
Dozens of raids have been carried out across the UK, including in the South East, and in France and Belgium in a crackdown on people-smuggling gangs. Officers from the UK Border Agency carried out raids across Hampshire. So far, officers have made 20 arrests in relation to their investigation.
Three men have been deported after immigration raids in Kent.
UK Border Agency officers arrested two men from Nepal whose visas had expired. They were working at the Loch Fyne Restaurant in the Bluewater shopping centre.
A 25 year old man from Bangladesh was also working illegally at The Spice Lounge in Faversham.
Officers say Bluewater co-operated fully with the UK Border Agency's investigations and will not face any penalty.