More arrests in drugs crackdown

DETECTIVES arrested 14 people on suspicion of drug offences during dawn raids in Suffolk. More than 100 police officers took part in yesterday's early morning swoop in Ipswich as part of a crackdown on suppliers of class A drugs.

DETECTIVES arrested 14 people on suspicion of drug offences during dawn raids in Suffolk.

More than 100 police officers took part in yesterday's early morning swoop in Ipswich as part of a crackdown on suppliers of class A drugs.

Two firearms teams, police officers and dog handlers targeted homes in Beaconsfield Road, Browning Road, Bramford Lane, London Road, Westholme Road, St John's Road, Stopford Court and Wellington Court.

A further warrant was executed in Farriers Road in Stowmarket.


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Detectives arrested eight men and four women on suspicion of being involved in the supply of Class A drugs.

Another man and a woman were arrested for abstraction of electricity.

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Drugs dogs were used to locate quantities of crack cocaine and heroin and police seized cash, computer equipment and a car.

The suspects are now being quizzed at police stations across Suffolk.

The raids were part of Operation Enterprise which was launched on June 9 and is aimed at gathering intelligence and targeting people involved in burglary and vehicle crime.

Det Supt Stewart Gull, who headed yesterday's operation, said: "Today's success underlines our commitment to tackling drugs. Officers were asked to carry out early morning raids at addresses around the town with the aim of arresting those known or suspected to be involved in the supply of class A drugs.

"This is not a one-off operation. We have identified other individuals not only in Ipswich but around the county who we will continue to target and further activity has been planned.

"Our message to those who deal in drugs is clear – you are not welcome in our community and we will target you – don't be surprised if you get an early morning call from Suffolk Constabulary," he added.

Operation Enterprise has already resulted in 150 arrests and police have seized computer equipment, credit cards, mobile phones, DVD players, lawnmowers and drugs worth £6,400 including £4,800 worth of crack cocaine and heroin.

Suffolk Constabulary is asking for anyone who may have information relating to drug activity to call a special hotline on 0800 253253.

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