Three arrested and weapons and drugs seized in early morning warrants across Portsmouth
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We have arrested three people in a number of warrants carried out across Portsmouth this morning (Thursday 25 May).
The warrants, which were in connection with an ongoing drug supply investigation, saw officers attend addresses on Twyford Avenue, Seymour Close, Harbour Way and Hawthorn Crescent at 5am.
A 32-year-old man and a 30-year-old man from Portsmouth have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. A 22-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug of Class A and possession of an offensive weapon. All three remain in police custody at the current time.
Officers have also seized a large amount of suspected Class A drugs, machetes and a BB gun.
The warrants, which were carried out by officers from the Eastern Criminal Investigation Department’s proactive team and specialist firearms officers following information provided by the public.
Detective Sergeant Peter Eamer, who led the warrants, said: “We have conducted these warrants this morning as part of our ongoing efforts to target and disrupt drug supply in Portsmouth, which causes harm and misery within our communities.
“We would like to thank the local residents for their patience as we carry out our enquiries today.
“We appreciate it can be daunting to see armed officers on the streets, however we will always put the safety of the public and our officers at the forefront of any action we take.
“Information that we receive from the community is vital and informs where we put our resources, while allowing us to take action against any illegal activity.”
If you, or anyone you know, suspects that an address in your neighbourhood is being used for drug dealing, drug-related activity or associated crime, then please report it to us by calling 101.