Police carry out dawn raids in Northamptonshire this morning (Tues)

HOMES in Northamptonshire have been targeted as part of a large police drugs operation this morning.

Cambridgeshire police carried out the dawn raids on addresses suspected to be associated with the supply of cocaine, and the Evening Telegraph understands some of those are in the county.

The operation, codenamed Vanguard, involved more than 250 officers and came after a long-term investigation into the large scale supply of class A drugs in Cambridgeshire, mainly high purity cocaine.

Warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act were executed at 7am and searches of properties were carried out.

Arrests were made on suspicion of money laundering and conspiracy to supply class A drugs, mainly cocaine.

Chief Inspector of Cambridgshire police, Darren Alderson, said: “These raids are part of the force’s ongoing campaign to stop class A drugs being sold in Cambridgeshire.

“The use and supply of drugs in not only illegal, it also fuels other types of crime.

“We take this type of offending very seriously and would urge anyone with information about it to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.