Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

TWO HELD IN PS1.5m DRUGS RAID; Arrests in PS1.5m Police Drug Swoop

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

TWO HELD IN PS1.5m DRUGS RAID; Arrests in PS1.5m Police Drug Swoop

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Byline: KRYSTA EAVES

TWO Teesside men have been arrested as part of a police crackdown on a major drug network. The arrests were the latest in a police operation to dismantle a drugs ring thought to be flooding the region with cocaine and amphetamines. From Page 1 Between PS1.5m and PS1.7m worth of drugs have been seized as part of Operation Wexford, launched by Northumbria Police. Ben Angus, 23, of Parklands Avenue in Billingham, has been charged with supplying class A and B drugs. He is due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on Thursday. A 26-year-old man was also arrested in

Billigham on the same day on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs.He has been bailed pending further enquiries. And a third man was arrested on Tuesday, September 25, in Liverpool, and was charged with conspiracy to supply class a drugs. Their arrests followed dawn raids at properties in Newcastle in September. Up to PS1.7m worth of drugswere seized in the lead-up to the raids, including 2kg of amphetamines. …

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