Eight men charged with drugs offences after raids

Eight men have been charged with drugs offences following police raids in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The men were arrested by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) - a regional crime squad that tackles cross-border organised crime.

They were later charged with conspiring to supply cannabis, between 20 June 2011 and 5 December 2011.

The men are due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

A woman, from Norwich, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.