Two men charged as a result of wide scale drugs operation in Cambridgeshire

TWO people have been charged with drugs offences as part of a wide scale operation in Cambridgeshire.

A 47-year-old man from Cambridge has been charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis resin, while a 51-year-old man from Birmingham has been charged with producing cannabis.

The charges follow Operation Vanguard, which saw 19 people arrested in dawn drugs raids across the county on April 24.

The raids were the culmination of a long-term investigation into the large scale supply of class A drugs in Cambridgeshire, mainly high purity cocaine.

A number of people who answered bail on Monday have had their bail extended until September 7. They were: A 32-year-old man from Cambridge, a 29-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds, a 26-year-old man from Fulbourn, a 38-year-old man from Burwell, a 32-year-old woman from Cambridge, and a 25-year-old woman from Cambridge.

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A 41-year-old man from St Ives has been bailed until August 28. A 31-year-old man has been cautioned for possession of cannabis.

Four remain on bail to return on October 15: a 37-year-old man from Milton, two men aged 48 from Waterbeach, and a 38-year-old man from Cottenham.

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Five of those arrested have previously been released with no further action taken.

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