Two men charged in connection with class A drug offences following police raid in Lowestoft
Two men from Lowestoft have been arrested and charged in connection with class A drug trafficking offences after a police operation in the town.
Officers entered and searched a flat on London Road South yesterday as part of a pre-planned operation and recovered 50 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of £19,000.
Various items of drug paraphernalia were also recovered as well as mobile phones and two large knifes. A white envelope containing in the region of £3,000 was also recovered.
Two men were arrested at the property on suspicion of money laundering and class A drug trafficking offences and taken to Great Yarmouth Police investigation Centre for questioning.
Imran Leoo Kulasi, 43, of London Road South, Lowestoft, was subsequently charged with one count of supplying cocaine, one count of possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply, one count of supplying diamorphine, one count of possession of diamorphine with intent to supply, one count of supplying three wraps of crack cocaine, one count of supplying five wraps of diamorphine and one count of possession/acquired or use of criminal property, namely a quantity of cash.
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Lewis Lawrence, 27, of Bridge Road, Lowestoft, was charged with one count of supplying cocaine, one count of supplying a quantity of diamorphine, possession of a quantity of crack cocaine with intent to supply, one count of possession of diamorphine with intent to supply and possession/acquired or use of criminal property, namely a quantity of cash.
Both men were remanded to appear before Norwich Magistrates’ Court today.
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DI Matt Adams, from Lowestoft CID, said: “These two charges came about as a result of three months careful planning and preparation between January and March this year by the East Scorpion team.
“We remain committed to disrupting drug activity in Lowestoft and across the rest of the county, and anyone found dealing in class A drugs will be dealt with robustly.”
Anyone concerned about drug related activity in their neighbourhood should contact police on 101, or you can provide any information anonymously by calling the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.