2 Somali men arrested during dawn drugs raid on flats.

CM_BA34725Bartamaha (UK):- TWO Somali men were arrested in a dawn raid as police attempted to smash a drugs gang in Southend.

Officers stormed the flat in Longbow tower block, in Sherwood Way, at 7.10am yesterday to arrest the men, aged 20 and 23.

Police found a wrap of suspected heroin, a small packet of cannabis and some weighing scales.

Two passports were also found in the property, one for a British citizen born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and one with a travel visa for the UK for a Somali national.

In the bedroom, officers found a drawer full of used needles and alcohol wipes.

The raid took place as part of a crackdown on a Somali gang.

It follows a raid in Sutton Road, Southend, last month in which six men were arrested. They have all been bailed until the end of August.

Insp Leigh Norris, of Southend police, said: “The main aim was to disrupt drug-related activities that have been emanating from Longbow flats.

“We are responding to information we are receiving from residents and information we have been gathering ourselves over the past few weeks.

“Some of the residents’ lives have been made a misery because of the activity of certain residents within that block and that’s unacceptable.”

l Anyone with information can call Essex Policeon 0300 3334444 or dial 999 in an emergency.

People can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Source:- Echo-news



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