Class A drugs and cash seized in drugs raids

A police van in Stubbington Avenue after officers raided a flat

A police van in Stubbington Avenue after officers raided a flat

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NINE people have been arrested in a major drugs operation over 24 hours in Portsmouth.

Cash and Class A drugs have been seized from seven addresses in Portsmouth.

Officers believe one of the substances seized is cocaine but analysis of the evidence is continuing.

As reported in The News, police raided a first floor flat in Stubbington Avenue, Portsmouth, yesterday at about 5.15pm.

Neighbours heard police officers smash in the window on the front door at the address before up to five officers were seen rushing inside.

Two police vans, one unmarked, and two marked cars were used to block off the road near its junction with Crofton Road.

Dog handlers were also present at the raid.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said the force acts to protect people from drugs.

He said: ‘Police in Portsmouth respond regularly to information about illegal drugs in the city.

‘We will act decisively to protect people from the harm caused by substance supply and misuse.’

Police are urging people to call them on 101 with information about illegal drugs.

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