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Acting on information, officers from Operation Arrowtip stopped a coach at around 08:00hrs on Saturday, 27 April, in South Norwood Hill, South Norwood, SE25.
The coach contained Crystal Palace supporters.
One man was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs and was give a caution.
A second man was arrested under the Explosives Act for possession of pyrotechnics. He was also found to be in possession of a substance believed to be Class A drugs. He has been bailed to return on a date in late July pending further enquiries.
A lock knife was seized, together with five bin-bags of beer, cider, wine and spirits.
The coach did not continue on its journey. The driver of the coach has been reported under the Sporting Events Act (1985).
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Barnes, head of Operation Arrowtip, said: "The MPS takes a proactive approach to preventing football related disorder and we will deal robustly with anyone who sees football as justification for violent behaviour and criminal activity."
Officers from Operation Arrowtip want to hear from anyone with information about football related disorder. Please call the investigation team on 020 8246 0076 (not 24 hours); if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
About Operation Arrowtip
Operation Arrowtip is the MPS operation to tackle individuals and groups who commit football related criminality and disorder.
The operation is working in partnership with the Football Association, football clubs and other police forces to tackle the problem of football related crime.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Barnes said: "We can only stamp out football disorder and criminality by working together with the clubs, the Football Association and the fans themselves.
"We have to ensure that all groups in society can go and watch football without the fear of violence or abuse. All partners are committed to this.
"I would urge anyone with information about football related crime and disorder to call the investigation team on 020 8246 0076 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."