Three arrested after dawn raids cracking down on drug supply - Suffolk
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Three men have been arrested after British Transport Police (BTP) officers carried out warrants at addresses in Bury St Edmunds this morning (7 March).
Officers from BTP’s County Lines Taskforce and Suffolk Police descended on the addresses as part of a proactive investigation into county lines activity.
The investigation was launched in November 2021 after a man was stopped at Stratford station and found to be in possession of equipment commonly used in drug supply.
Officers searched the addresses in Bury St Edmunds and seized:
Class A drugs suspected to be cocaine
Burner style phones and SIM cards
1,000+ Class C pills
£1,000+ in cash
Two men, aged 37 and 34, were arrested on suspicion of Money Laundering and Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs.
A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Conspiracy to Supply Class A, B and C drugs.
All three were conveyed to police custody for interview where they remain.
Chief Inspector Rachel Griffiths said: “The criminals organising the supply of drugs are having a detrimental impact on the most vulnerable members of our communities, all for their own financial gain.
“Working with our policing colleagues across England, Scotland and Wales, we’re tackling this crime type wherever it occurs, tracking down those at the top of the supply chain and bringing them to justice."