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Police raids in Charmouth and Axminster

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Cash, firearms and suspected drugs seized

Firearms, cash and suspected drugs were seized by police following a series of raids in Charmouth and Axminster yesterday [Tuesday 7 May].

A joint operation between forces in Devon and Cornwall and Dorset - involving more than 40 officers and separate firearms teams – saw warrants executed at six addresses. 

Searches of the premises took place and money, firearms and a large quantity of suspected drugs were seized. 

A 62-year-old man from Axminster was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and possession of a firearm and has been released under police investigation. 

Two men, aged 19 and 34 both from Charmouth, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and have been released under police investigation. 

A 49-year-old man from Axminster was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and possession of a firearm. He has been bailed until Tuesday 28 May.


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