Six arrested after drugs operation in Portsmouth

OFFICERS in Portsmouth have arrested six people in an operation to tackle drug dealing in the city.

Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 4:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 4:50 pm
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On Monday, March 19, six people between the ages of 17 and 22 were arrested – many of which were concerned with Class A drugs – during the police’s Fortress drugs operation

At about 12.20pm a 17-year-old boy from Portsmouth was arrested in Britannia Road North on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

A 22-year-old man from London was arrested in Rivers Street at 3.20pm on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.

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Four arrests were then made in Somers Road at 4.40pm.

A 20-year-old woman from London and a 22-year-old man from Portsmouth were arrested on suspicion of possess a controlled drug of a Class A. The woman was released from custody but remain under investigation.

A 17-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man, both from London, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.

Hampshire Constabulary is appealing for anyone with information about drug-related activity in the region.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting the crime reference number 44180103203.