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.
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Friday's forecast for the west of the region
Friday's forecast for the east of the region
Extra support is on offer to help local reisdents in Dartford and Thurrock using the Dartford Crossing.