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13 people arrested following police raid in Newport

Police raided 11 properties in Newport this morning. Credit: Gwent Police

13 people have been arrested following a police raid in Newport this morning.

Police raided 11 properties as part of their investigation into serious and organised crime.

More than 120 specialist officers from Gwent Police and the Regional Organised Crime Unit, Tarian, have been taking part in the raids.

It is the result of a series of "large scale warrants" currently taking place.

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The warrants saw high value goods seized including cars, clothing, electrical goods, cash and what’s believed to be Class A drugs. These are all thought to be the proceeds of criminal activity and serious organised crime.

All 13 people arrested are currently in police custody and investigations are now ongoing.

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Superintendent for the Newport area Ian Roberts said: “I want to emphasise that these warrants this morning are the culmination of months of meticulous planning to tackle the most serious and organised crimes that we see in Gwent.

"We will not tolerate criminal activity and violence that intimidates and exploits the most vulnerable people in our communities. I really hope this sends a strong message to those involved in these types of crimes that we have our eyes on you."

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