Police in drug swoops

Published on Friday 27 April 2012 10:52

TWO people have been arrested after Cambridgeshire Police entered a house in Red Lodge as part of a series of drug raids across Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

Police found cannabis plants being grown in the house and arrested and bailed a 29-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to sell class A drugs and the growing of cannabis and a 32 year-old women on suspicion of growing cannabis.

Police entered 18 properties across the three counties at 7am on Tuesday morning.

Chief Inspector Darren Alderson said: “These raids are part of the force’s ongoing campaign to stop class A drugs being sold in Cambridgeshire.

“The use and supply of drugs is not only illegal, it also fuels other types of crime.”

The raids were the culmination of a long-term investigation into the large-scale supply of class A drugs, mainly high purity cocaine, in Cambridgeshire.

The operation, codenamed Vanguard, involved more than 250 officers.

Cambridgeshire Police arrested 19 people in total for offences including conspiracy to supply class A drugs, money laundering and possession of drugs.

Arrests were also made by police in Northamptonshire and Hampshire in connection with the same conspiracy.

Chief Insp Alderson said: “We take this kind of offending very seriously and would urge anyone with information about it to contact the police.”

If you have any information contact police on 101.

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