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Ten people arrested after raids

PUBLISHED: 03:13 17 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:21 03 March 2010

TEN people have been arrested in Ipswich after police officers raided premises in the town.

Forty officers - both uniform and plain clothes - were involved in the operation and made the arrests in connection with offences of possession of drugs, suspicion of burglary and non appearance of Crown Court bail.

TEN people have been arrested in Ipswich after police officers raided premises in the town.

Forty officers – both uniform and plain clothes – were involved in the operation and made the arrests in connection with offences of possession of drugs, suspicion of burglary and non appearance of Crown Court bail.

A television, CD player and fireworks were among the items recovered which had been stolen from property and vehicles.

A small quantity of drugs, including crack cocaine, with a street value of £300 was also seized from a number of addresses.

The operation is the first in a series of days of action being planned by Suffolk police and officers believe that further arrests will be made following Thursday's operation.

Supt Geoff Munns of Ipswich police said: "The key to today's success was a combination of good intelligence and the element of surprise.

"It sends a clear message to the criminal fraternity that we have the resources to hit them hard – and they won't know where or when we will strike.

"Our efforts were primarily aimed at offenders connecting with burglaries and car crime in Ipswich. Both of these crimes cause a great deal of misery and inconvenience to victims and active targeting of the perpetrators of these crimes are aimed to have a positive impact on local people's quality of life."

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