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10 arrested in Suffolk during major drugs operation

PUBLISHED: 14:53 24 January 2019

Two people have been charged following an assault on Special Constables in Colchester  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Two people have been charged following an assault on Special Constables in Colchester Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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More than 200 police officers from seven forces across the eastern region joined together to search 23 homes in a two-day drugs operation this week.

The officers, who were supported and co-ordinated by the eastern region special operations unit, made a total of 61 arrests, including 10 in Suffolk during raids on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22 and 23.

Eight of the 10 Suffolk arrests were made in Ipswich, police have said.

Three men from Essex were all arrested in the town on January 22 on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of a knife. All three were taken to Martlesham Police investigation Centre for questioning.

Mohamed Abdullahi, 20, of Ilford Lane in Ilford, was charged with four counts of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply. Michael Martin, 18, of Blacksmith Close in Romford, was also charged with four counts of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

And Rhyone Hinkson, 22, of Mansfield Road in Ilford, was charged with four counts of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

They were all remanded to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on January 23 and will appear before Ipswich Crown Court on February 20.

A further seven men were arrested in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday.

Armahn Hibbert, 22, of Pretoria Avenue, London, was charged with possession of cannabis and released on bail to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on February 11.

Aaron Dorset-Youngs, 21, of Hornsey Road in London, was subsequently charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He was due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court this morning.

A 48-year-old man was also arrested in Ipswich yesterday on suspicion of possession of class A drugs following a search warrant. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and subsequently released under investigation.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning where he remains. A 30-year-old man was the last to be arrested in Ipswich yesterday this was on suspicion of being concerned in supplying a controlled drug. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Elsewhere, a 50-year-old man and 24-year-old man, both from Bury St Edmunds, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Both were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police investigation Centre for questioning and subsequently released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

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