Cocaine worth £250,000 seized in Suffolk village after police undercover operation

Paul Martin appeared at Suffolk Magistrates' Court via video link Picture: ARCHANT

Paul Martin appeared at Suffolk Magistrates' Court via video link Picture: ARCHANT

A man has been charged after two kilograms of cocaine, cash and a Range Rover were seized following an undercover police operation in a Suffolk village.

Suffolk police officers from the cyber, intelligence and serious organised crime directorate, along with uniformed colleagues, arrested two men at Flowton, near Somersham on Wednesday.

A 54-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were both arrested and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

A further related search at an address in Harwich yesterday resulted in the arrest of a 58-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman.

A further two kilograms of cannabis and a quantity of white powder, yet to be identified, were then seized.

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Christopher Southart, 33, of Valley Road, Harwich, appeared before magistrates in Ipswich today charged with possession of drugs with intent to supply.

Wayne Ablett, prosecuting, said it was a "significant operation" and the cocaine had a street value of around £200,000 to £250,000.

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David Allan, defending, did not make an application for bail.

Southart did not enter a plea and was remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on October 11.

The two men, aged 58 and 54, and the 61-year-old woman have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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