Police raids in Bungay, Lowestoft and Walpole

Eight people have been arrested by police and more than �20,000 of drugs have been seized after a series of targeted raids in north Suffolk.

On Monday police executed a warrant in Reeves Close, Bungay, and arrested a 37-year-old man on the suspicion of drug offences and money laundering and a 39-year-old woman on the suspicion of money laundering.

They were released on bail until August 15.

During the raid police seized thousands of pounds of cocaine and a large amount of cannabis and seized a Jaguar car and a Kawasaki motorcycle as possible proceeds of crime.

On Tuesday police raided three flats in Marine Parade, Lowestoft.

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Vincent Day, 44, of London Road South, was charged with possession of cannabis and will appear before Lowestoft magistrates on June 19.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of heroin and a 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of money laundering. They were bailed until July 4. Another man arrested was released without any further action.

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Police also raided a home in Neave Close, Walpole, on Monday and found an amount of cannabis and further raids in Leiston saw two people arrested on suspected drug offences.

The raids were carried out by territorial support team based at Lowestoft police station. It was assisted by the Ipswich drugs team and area intelligence unit.

Detective Sergeant Karl Storey, who oversees the territorial support team, said; 'The warrants aimed to disrupt the supply of drugs in north-east Suffolk and we believe that this work will have had a significant impact.

'We have had a number of good finds in recent weeks thanks to good information and the hard work of officers and we are pleased with the positive results.

' However we are not complacent and realise there is more work to be done.'

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