Eight people have been arrested after police committed a series of raids targeting suspected drug dealers and money launderers in east Norfolk.

Earlier in the week officers raided several properties in Gorleston, Bradwell, Filby, Great Yarmouth and Belton.

On Monday three raids were executed leading to Michael Roe, 43, of King Street, Great Yarmouth to be arrested.

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On Tuesday Roe appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court where he was charged with three offences related to drug dealing and money laundering.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Norwich Crown Court on 28 February 2024.

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On Tuesday officers from across the county raided seven more properties.

As a result a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 30s, a man in his late teens, three men in their 30s,  a woman in her 30s, and a woman in her 40s were all arrested on suspicion of drug dealing and money laundering offences.

All eight were taken to Great Yarmouth Police Station for questioning and have been released as police continue their investigation.