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Two arrested following Yarmouth raid

PUBLISHED: 16:40 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:09 03 July 2010

The raid in Anson Road, Great Yarmouth

The raid in Anson Road, Great Yarmouth

POLICE are confident they have disrupted a key drug dealing ring in Great Yarmouth following a raid at a home in Southtown yesterday.

More than a dozen officers involved in Operation Wriggle took part in the raid yesterday morning following months of intelligence gathering.

POLICE are confident they have disrupted a key drug dealing ring in Great Yarmouth following a raid at a home in Southtown yesterday.

More than a dozen officers involved in Operation Wriggle took part in the raid yesterday morning following months of intelligence gathering.

Their target was a home on Anson Road which police suspected was being used as a hub for drugs dealers supplying crack cocaine and heroin.

After assembling in the Matalan store car park, Det Sgt Nathan Clark, the officer leading the operation, gave officers the go-ahead and the teams in unmarked cars made the short journey to Anson Road before swooping on the four-bedroomed detached home.

Officers smashed the front door to enter and made a quick search of the house, immediately detaining five people - two of whom were suspects. The suspects, who were asleep upstairs at the time police raided the home, were led downstairs in handcuffs.

Two of the suspects were strip searched to make sure they were not concealing drugs.

Police then carried out a fingertip search of the home and quickly found a small amount of herbal cannabis in one of the bedrooms, scattered across the top of a bedside cabinet and inside a plastic tub.

A drugs dog assisted officers in the search of the property but the results of the search were not known by the time the Mercury went to press.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of supplying crack cocaine and heroin and were taken to custody at Yarmouth police station and were due to be interviewed yesterday afternoon.

The operation involved officers from tactical teams in Yarmouth and Norwich and members of the Cobholm and Southtown safer neighbourhood team (SNT).

Insp Martyn Hooton said the raid would be followed by house-to-house visits from members of the SNT informing neighbours about what had happened.

Det Sgt Clark said police had gathered good intelligence from the raid which he hoped would make a dent in the local supply of class A drugs.

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