Wellingborough man, 53, arrested as part of crackdown on drug supply

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A 53-year-old man from Wellingborough was arrested after a warrant was executed in the town this morning as part of a crackdown on drug supply in Kent.

Early morning warrants were executed in Strood and Chatham in Kent, in Newcastle, Skegness and Wellingborough as part of the crackdown by Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate against organised criminality this morning (Tuesday, June 12).

As well as the Wellingborough man a 32-year-old from Strood, a 21-year-old from Chatham, a 36-year-old from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and a 28-year-old from Skegness have all been taken into custody, where they will be questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs.

Detective Inspector Kevin Downard from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: “Today’s arrests are part of the Directorate’s ongoing commitment to target organised criminals we believe to be involved in the supply of drugs because of the harm it causes to our communities.”