London men face Class A drugs charges after police chase and car fire on A14 in Suffolk

Police stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A group of men from London are facing drugs charges and money laundering offences after a police chase on the A14 at the weekend.

Dog units and police officers were called to the westbound carriageway at Barrow at around 9.25pm on Sunday to reports a car had been set on fire.

A member of the public had phoned them to say other vehicles were being driven erratically.

Police teams discovered an abandoned, burned-out Peugeot 306 before approaching a Renault Megane with three men inside which had stopped further along the road.

The men drove away after officers asked for the engine to be switched off – and police followed the car into Kentford where it stopped and the group ran off.

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Two suspects were arrested at around 9.40pm and a third at around 11.15pm by the dog unit.

A large amount of cash and Class A drugs were seized as after the chase.

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Dean Mianty, 22 and of Crescent Way, Croydon was charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin, possession of criminal property (bank notes) and dangerous driving.

Jason Abraham, 21 and of City Road, Islington, and Shaquille Roberts, 20 and of Town Road, Enfield were also charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin and possession of criminal property.

They all appeared before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Dean Mianty and Shaquille Roberts were remanded in custody to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on August 22.

Jason Abraham was remanded back into police custody until August 2.

This was to allow detectives to investigate suspicions he may have concealed drugs inside his body.

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