7 arrested in Hants police raids

Seven people have been arrested in police raids in Southampton. Officers searched homes and businesses in Totton last night as part of Operation Fortress, one of the biggest ever crackdowns on drug crime in the city.

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Two charged after police raids

Police raided homes and businesses in Totton on Friday night Credit: Hampshire Police

Two people have been charged with drug offences following police raids in Totton, near Southampton. Officers arrested seven people after searching homes and businesses on Friday night, as part of Operation Fortress, one of the biggest ever crackdowns on drug crime in the city.

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Operation Fortress is "relentless"

Officers searched homes and businesses in Totton last night as part of Operation Fortress, one of the biggest ever crackdowns on drug crime in the city.

Disrupting the supply of drugs is a priority for police in the New Forest in support of Operation Fortress. We've already run a number of successful drugs operations over the last few years which have led to custodial sentences and we'll continue to be relentless in the pursuit of drug dealers. The Forest is a hostile place for anyone coming here to deal drugs or who commits violent offences linked to drugs.

– Chief Inspector Tony Rowlinson, Hampshire Police

Class A and B drugs seized

Seven people have been arrested in police raids in Southampton. Those arrested are being held on suspicion of offences including being concerned in the supply of Class A and Class B drugs.

An eighth person was interviewed by officers during one of the searches on suspicion of possession of cannabis and bailed until Friday, March 8th.

The warrants were carried out as part of Operation Fortress, a campaign to reduce the harm of drug related violence in and around Southampton. During the searches officers seized what is thought to be Class A and Class B drugs along with a quantity of cash.

7 arrests in police raids

Seven people have been arrested in police raids in Southampton. Officers searched homes and businesses in Totton last night as part of Operation Fortress, one of the biggest ever crackdowns on drug crime in the city.

Over the last six months Hampshire Police has made hundreds of arrests and seized tens of thousands of pounds of drugs and drug money.

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