Three charged after immigration and drugs police raids

Heroin and crack seized by Portsmouth police in Devonshire Square, Southsea. Police posted this image on December 11, 2017

Portsmouth police seize 100 wraps of crack and heroin in Southsea

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DRUG and immigration raids have been carried out.

Hampshire police and Home Office Immigration Enforcement raided premises in Bishop’s Waltham and Southampton as part of a long-running investigation into Class A drug dealing.

Four men and a woman from Albania were arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs and immigration offences.

Three have been charged:

n Bledar Bicuku, 24, from Portswood Road, Southampton was charged with possession of class A drug, perverting the course of justice and two charges of possessing or controlling ID documents.

n Zef Gjoka, 23 and also from Portswood Road, Southampton was charged with possessing or controlling identity documents with intent.

n Gazmend Bicuku, 33, from Yarmouth Gardens, Southampton was charged with possessing or controlling identity documents with intent.

Two people are in immigration detention pending removal from the UK after the raids on May 6.