Alleged drug dealers in court

SIX alleged drug dealers were due to appear in court today after police carried out raids on four premises in Ipswich.Kirsha Dyer, 19, of Bentley Road, Ipswich, Maxwell Appah, 21, of Acton, London, Dare Salau, 21, of Plaistow, London, Lewis Self, 27, of Canterbury Close, Ipswich, and Pannick Nikuna, of Burnt Oak, London, were scheduled to be brought before Ipswich magistrates.

SIX alleged drug dealers were due to appear in court today after police carried out raids on four premises in Ipswich.

Kirsha Dyer, 19, of Bentley Road, Ipswich, Maxwell Appah, 21, of Acton, London, Dare Salau, 21, of Plaistow, London, Lewis Self, 27, of Canterbury Close, Ipswich, and Pannick Nikuna, of Burnt Oak, London, were scheduled to be brought before Ipswich magistrates.

All five and a 17-year-old from London, who can not be named for legal reasons, are on charges relating to class A drugs.

They were among 13 people arrested around Ipswich in dawn swoops by police yesterday.

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk police, said: “Six people have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs after a number of arrests were made in Ipswich.”

The remaining seven suspects have all been released on bail after questioning. They must now return to police stations in Suffolk on either July 18 or 19.

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Teams of officers swooped on addresses as part of Operation Academy, a crackdown on drug dealers infiltrating Suffolk.

All the suspects were taken to police stations at various locations in Suffolk for questioning.

Raids began after three people were arrested in a car in the town early yesterday.

Further arrests were made at properties in Cody Road, Orchid Close, Canterbury Close and Alderlee.

Detailed searches of all the properties were carried out as officers hunted for evidence of drug dealing.

Operation Academy is a major initiative targeting pushers infiltrating Ipswich from other areas.

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