Three charged after Portsmouth drugs raids

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THREE people arrested in a series of drugs raids in Portsmouth have been charged and will appear in court.

Police arrested six people in during the third phase of Operation Raft on Tuesday after being tipped-off about the supply of drugs, theft and burglary.

Officers have this morning released the names of those charged and their alleged offence.

John Vella, 49, from Foster Road in Portsmouth, has been charged with three offences of supplying a Class A drug.

David Scouarnec, 30, from Seymour Close in Portsmouth, has been charged with theft and three offences of receiving stolen goods.

Neil McAvery, 38, from Waverley Road in Southsea has been charged with burglary dwelling, theft, two offences of receiving stolen goods, supply of a Class A drug and being concerned in the production of a Class B drug.

They will appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court today.

A 39-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of supply of a Class A drug, handling stolen goods, theft and selling an imitation firearm. He has been bailed pending further enquiries until Thursday, April 4.

Two men aged 33 and 48, both from Portsmouth, were arrested on suspicion of burglary dwelling and handling stolen goods. They have been released with no further action.