Four arrested on suspicion of drug and money laundering offences following police raids in Hartlepool and Ingleby Barwick
Three men and a woman have been arrested following drug raids at two properties in Hartlepool and one in Ingleby Barwick.
Officers conducted drugs warrants at the three properties on Tuesday morning (January 14) as part of Operation Sentinel.
As a result three men, aged between 26 and 31, and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and money laundering offences.
They all remain in custody on Tuesday afternoon.
A spokesman for Cleveland Police said: “Operational Sentinel is a regional approach to cracking down on organised crime.
“This morning, we acted on intelligence to disrupt networks of people suspected to be involved in organised crime.
“Drugs cause nothing but misery in our communities and together with our partner agencies, we will do everything we can to clamp down on those involved in criminal activity.”