Detectives probe drugs and money scam

DETECTIVES are today investigating an alleged money laundering and drugs scam in Ipswich.Officers raided a house in the town's Foxhall Road, leading to the arrest of six people, including four teenagers.

DETECTIVES are today investigating an alleged money laundering and drugs scam in Ipswich.

Officers raided a house in the town's Foxhall Road, leading to the arrest of six people, including four teenagers.

Police with a warrant went to the property, which is near the Grove Lane end of Foxhall Road, to carry out a detailed search of the premises.

During the swoop a 23-year-old man and a 42-year-old man, both from Ipswich were taken away for questioning.

Four other males, a 15-year-old, a 17-year-old, two 19-year-olds, all from London have also been taken into custody.

The suspects were all held at Ipswich police station after the raid, which was carried out around 6.30pm on Thursday.

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Lisa Miller, a Suffolk police spokeswoman, confirmed that all six were arrested on suspicion of money laundering and possession of Class C drugs.

The drug involved is believed to be cannabis.

The suspects spent Thursday night at the police station in Elm Street. They were quizzed by detectives from Ipswich's CID unit yesterday.

Police have said there were no other agencies were involved in the raid.

The maximum length of sentence for money laundering under British law is 14 years.

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