UPDATE: Huntingdon woman and St Ives man arrested after series of drugs raids in Cambridgeshire
TWO Huntingdonshire people have been arrested following a series of nationwide raids to tackle the supply of class A drugs in Cambridgeshire.
Officers searched homes in Huntingdon, Cootes Meadow, St Ives, and in Needingworth at 7am today (Tuesday).
A 40-year-old man from St Ives and a 31-year-old woman from Huntingdon were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A. The woman was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
The Operation Vanguard raids were the culmination a long-term investigation into the large scale supply of class A drugs in Cambridgeshire.
Officers have arrested 19 people on suspicion of money laundering and conspiracy to supply class A drugs, mainly cocaine, and have taken them to Thorpe Wood Police Station, in Peterborough.
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The police also raided properties in Sutton, Waterbeach, Ely, Burwell, Cottenham, Fulbourn, Milton and Cambridge. Arrests were also made in Northamptonshire and Hampshire in connection with the same conspiracy.
Chief Inspector Darren Alderson said: “These raids are part of the force’s ongoing campaign to stop class A drugs being sold in Cambridgeshire.
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“The use and supply of drugs in not only illegal, it also fuels other types of crime.
“We take this type of offending very seriously and would urge anyone with information about it to contact police.”
INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
More to follow.