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Brighton Journal | September 17, 2019

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Drugs worth thousands of pounds seized from raids in Brighton

Drugs worth thousands of pounds seized from raids in Brighton
Hannah Midgley

Brighton police officers have confiscated thousands of pounds worth of drugs and money from several drug-related arrests across the city this week.

Large quantities of cocaine and cannabis intended for supply were seized this week in addition to suspected packets of crack and heroin.

City prevention enforcement Inspector Nick Dias said: “The warrants and proactive stops in recent days by prevention teams means a significant quantity of drugs have been taken off the city’s streets.”

Mr Dias also said officers in the city are continually working to make Brighton and Hove a hostile place to deal drugs.

Prevention officers were given drug warrants to search a kebab shop and a flat on Preston Road, Brighton yesterday morning (13 December) where large amounts of cocaine and money were discovered.

Two men aged 29 and 31 were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply the class A drug and entering the UK without permission, and a 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

These men remain in custody at this time.

Officers pulled over a car in Meadowview, Brighton on Wednesday evening (12 December) for a document check when officers noticed the smell of cannabis.

Over £5,500 worth of cannabis was seized after searching the vehicle and its occupants along with large amounts of cash.

Three men aged 21, 22 and 24 from the Brighton area were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class B drug and were released under investigation after being interviewed.

A third incident involved a man being spotted acting suspiciously in St James Street by prevention officers on patrol on Sunday afternoon (9 December).

After police followed him into New Steine before he went into a hotel before running out of the back, he was then arrested on suspicion of being concerned to supply class A drugs after wraps of suspected crack and heroin were found nearby.

Large quantities of cash were taken and a 24-year-old man of no fixed address was interviewed and released under investigation.

You can report suspicious behaviour or drug dealing by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101.

Featured image provided by Sussex Police

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