The attention of commuters was caught when Police officers swooped to arrest an 18-year-old man at the Red Jet terminal in Cowes yesterday (Wednesday)
A large number of officers descended on Fountain Quay at just before 17:00, raising questions amongst Island Echo readers as to what was occurring.
Hampshire Constabulary have now confirmed that the operation was to arrest an 18-year-old man from Newport on suspicion of supplying class A drugs. He was also arrested on suspicion of sending malicious communications.
The unnamed male has been bailed. Enquiries are ongoing.