Hampshire Police make arrests over drug dealing xx

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SEVEN people have been arrested in connection with supplying class A drugs and money laundering.

Hampshire Constabulary’s Serious Organised Crime unit carried out extensive investigations across the country to target suspected drug dealers. Officers visited addresses in Southampton, Sheffield, Manchester, Bournemouth and Devon, in a bid to seek out members of the drug ring, in Operation Asquith.

As a result, seven people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and money laundering, including a 26-year-old woman from Southampton, at an address on Golden Grove. She was bailed until October 19.

Another four men from Manchester, one from Plymouth, and a woman from Sheffield were also arrested with the same charges. The 23-year-old woman from Sheffield was also bailed until October 19 but the others have been remanded in custody until further notice.