Ipswich police seize 1,000 wraps and arrest 17 in battle against drug dealers
PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 January 2016
Ipswich police today said they seized more than 1,000 wraps of Class A drugs in the town last month and arrested 17 suspected drug dealers.
The seizures were worth a street value of nearly £17,000.
Case amounting to £4,100 was also taken from drug suspects, seven of whom - including some from the London area - were charged.
A total of 350 wraps of Class A drugs, some of which was hidden in the man’s man’s sock, and £600 cash were found after a warrant was executed in Maritime Court, Ipswich.
In another case three people, including one woman, were charged with intent to supply drugs after a police raid in Duke Street.
A total of £1,000 in cash and 390 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine with a street value of more than £6,000 were recovered.
Detective Chief Inspector Barry Byford said: “These arrests show that our work to target drug dealers, including those who travel down from London to Ipswich to sell their drugs, is having a positive effect.
“We will not tolerate drug dealing, especially when it forces vulnerable people and adolescents to get involved in their criminal activity.
“Drug dealers exploit members of the community at many levels, forcing some to use their home to sell drugs from.
“We depend on people coming forward with information that helps us to identify those involved and I urge you to come forward if you notice any unusual activity in your area such as strangers coming and going into a property at all times of the night.
“Do contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or you can always get in touch with the charity Crimestoppers.”
Crimestoppers is an independent charity that takes information about crime completely anonymously through the 0800 555 111 phone line or Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Antonia Litten, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: “We don’t take personal details and we can’t trace calls or information given online. We don’t want to know who you are, just what you know.”