Police have seized about 550 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin, thousands of pounds in cash and made six arrests after a series of drugs raids in Haverhill.
The raids were part of the ongoing Operation London, which targets dealers that are coming into Haverhill from the capital city to sell class A drugs, mainly on the Clements and Chalkstone estates.
In a statement read out on his behalf at Haverhill Town Council’s full meeting on Monday (Dec 14), the town’s commanding police officer, Inspector Peter Ferrie said a series of warrants were executed on December 4 by covert officers from the Scorpion Team and also officers based at Haverhill.
At one of the warrants in Connaught Road two men were arrested – a white man from Haverhill and a black man from London. 250 wraps of class A drugs were seized from them, along with about £2,500 in cash.
On December 11, further warrants were carried out in Dalham Place and Wellington Terrace. Four people were arrested – a white male and female from Haverhill, and a black male and female from London.
The black woman was found with a large quantity of cash hidden in her bra and about 100 wraps of class A drugs hidden in her underwear. The black male was found with 200 wraps of class A drugs hidden in a pizza box in his room.
Insp Ferrie added: “So in just over a week the police have seized approximately 550 deals of class A drugs (crack and heroin) and several thousand pounds in drug proceeds…….there is now a strong link between North London drug dealers and vulnerable drug addicts in Haverhill.
“We are getting a mass of intelligence from the public about the activities of drug dealers in Haverhill.
“But I would appeal to councillors and the public to report any concerns they may have about strangers moving in to properties on the Clements and Chalkstone, particularly if they see these strangers engage in suspicious activity like having short meetings with multiple people, and cash and small packages being exchanged.
“We have the resources to carry out really effective raids on drug dealers in Haverhill, as long as we get the initial information from the public.”