Four people have been charged with drug offfences and seven have been bailed after police staged a series of raids in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

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Officers from the crack Eastern Region Special Operations Unit searched 11 addresses last Thursday as part of Operation Leap – an investigation into drug dealing and money laundering.

Premises raided include an addresses in Silt Road, Nordelph; Begdale Road, Wisbech; Ellen Crescent, Spalding and Church Lane, Crowland.

A business premises in Wisbech was also raided, along with properties in Heckmondwicke, Bradford and Dewsbury, Yorks.

Today police said Sarah Jane Higginson, 36, of Silt Road, Nordelph, has been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and money laundering offences.

Paul Higginson, 38, of Begdale Road, Elm, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire has been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and money laundering offences.

Paul Ward, 43, of of Silt Road, Nordelph, Nr Downham Market has been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin, money laundering offences and possession of criminal property.

All three have been remanded in custody and will appearing at Norwich Crown Court on July 27.

Louise Mould, 32, of Church Lane, Crowland, Lincs, has been charged with possession of a Class A drug and is due to appear at Spalding magistrates court on July 31.

Five men, aged between their 20s and 60s and two women in their 30’s and 60’s have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit was set up in 2010 to deliver an increased response to tackling the threat of organised crime across the six police forces in the Eastern Region.

It’s made up of officers from Norfolk, Cambridgehsire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

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