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More than 250 officers in Cambridgeshire drugs raids.

Eighteen properties have been raided Photo: Cambridgeshire Police

Nearly 300 police officers have taken part in drugs raids in Cambridgeshire; one of the biggest operations ever in the county.

18 properties were targeted, 16 arrests have been made.

The operation has marked the culmination of a long-term investigation - known as operation Vanguard - into the large scale supply of class A drugs in Cambridgeshire, mainly high purity cocaine.

In Cambridgeshire, raids took place in Sutton, Waterbeach, St Ives, Ely, Burwell, Needingworth, Cottenham, Fulbourn, Huntingdon, Milton and Cambridge.

"These raids are part of the force's ongoing campaign to stop class A drugs being sold in Cambridgeshire.

"The use and supply of drugs in not only illegal, it also fuels other types of crime.

"We take this type of offending very seriously and would urge anyone with information about it to contact police."

– Chief Inspector Darren Alderson

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