Five arrested after police raids discover £375k cash and drugs

PUBLISHED: 11:18 08 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:29 08 July 2015


Police have seized £375,000 in cash and class A drugs after making dawn raids in Nailsea, Backwell and Bristol.

Five men have been arrested after more than 70 officers from Avon and Somerset Constabulary swooped.

A police spokesman said: “Search warrants were executed at five houses in Bristol, Backwell and Nailsea and two commercial properties in the Bedminster area.

“Five men – two aged 29 from Patchway and Bristol, two aged 31 from Backwell and Nailsea and a 36-year-old man from Nailsea have been arrested on suspicion of drug offences and remain in police custody.”

Police, working as part of Operation Nebraska, discovered £250,000 in cash and one kilo of class A drugs with a value of £125,000.

The drugs have been sent for scientific testing.

Detective Inspector Jim Taylor, of Zephyr said: “Today’s arrests are the start of enforcement against a large and far reaching organised crime group.

“Officers from across the region have come together to target this group of men, who we believe, have been supplying large amounts of drugs to cities across the South.”

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