Arrests After Drugs Raids Across Hampshire

Ten people have been arrested after drugs raids across Hampshire.

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The seven men and three women from the Gosport, Fareham and Eastleigh areas were held on Thursday morning.

Officers also seized more than £100,000 worth of Class A drugs and a large amount of cash.

A 31-year-old man from Gosport on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs, money laundering and theft. He has been bailed pending further enquiries until January 22.

Three men aged 20, 34 and 35 from Warsash arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. They have been bailed pending further enquiries until February 3.

A 33-year-old man from Whiteley and a 39-year-old woman from Whiteley on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. They have been bailed pending further enquiries until March 10.

A 31-year-old man from Fareham and a 31-year-old woman from Fareham arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and money laundering. The woman was street bailed until December 21 and the man has been bailed pending further enquiries until March 12.

A 25-year-old man from Eastleigh and a 29-year-old woman from Eastleigh arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. They have been bailed until February 13.
 
Detective Inspector Natasha Nield said: "The supply of illegal drugs will not be tolerated in Hampshire and we seek to prevent anyone from making money from this activity which causes misery to the lives of others within our communities.   
 
"The warrants were executed as part of our Operation Fortress campaign which seeks to reduce the harm of drug-related violence.

Police want to hear from anyone who is concerned about illegal drugs or drug-related crime in their neighbourhood and say the things to look out for include a sudden increase in visitors to a property, people leaving and returning on numerous occasions throughout the day and loitering in an area and using their mobile phones frequently.

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