A significant amount of drugs and money has been seized in raids in the run up to Pride this weekend, Sussex Police said this evening (Thursday 2 August).
Three men from Brighton were arrested in the raids on two separate properties, the force said.
In a statement, Sussex Police said: “Police have carried out two drug warrants and made three arrests in Brighton and Hove ahead of this weekend’s Pride event in the city.
“Officers conducted the raids in Brighton on Wednesday morning (1 August).
“At the first address in Hanover Terrace a quantity of class A drugs, believed to be crystal meth, were discovered and seized by officers.
“Officers also entered an address in Stone Street, Brighton, and three men were discovered inside the flat.
“A significant amount of class A drugs and paraphernalia were discovered in the property, alongside around £5,000 in cash.
“Two Brighton men, aged 44 and 52, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug.
“A further man, aged 48 from Brighton, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug and the conspiracy to supply a class A drug.
“All three have been released under investigation.”
Detective Constable Jane Walker, from the Brighton Community Investigation Team, said: “Drugs, including what we believe to be crystal meth, were seized during these raids, which means they won’t be on the streets during this weekend’s celebration in the city.
“We work hard to take drugs off the street to keep Brighton and Hove safe.”