Two Hartlepool arrests as part of a nationwide drugs importation inquiry

Police have made two arrests in Hartlepool as part of an ongoing drugs importation investigation.

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, 2:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd November 2021, 2:45 pm

The investigation follows the interception of a vessel off the coast of Falmouth, in Cornwall, on October 14, after which three people were charged.

As a result of their inquiries, officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have arrested a 48-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman at an address in Hartlepool on Wednesday, November 3.

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Two people in Hartlepool have been arrested as part of a country-wide drugs investigation.

Both are were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to fraudulently evade a prohibition on the importation of a class A drug contrary to section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of money laundering.

They remain in police custody at this time.

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The arrests are the latest in connection with an ongoing SEROCU investigation, closely supported by law enforcement partners.

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