More than 250 officers arrest 38 in drugs operation

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Media captionHundreds of police officers were involved in the raids

Police have arrested 38 people in an operation across five counties into the supply of Class A drugs.

More than 250 officers took part in the early-morning raids in Hampshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Searches were also carried out at the premises and controlled drugs, a firearm and vehicles were seized.

The operation follows raids and arrests in Northamptonshire and Hampshire last year, in connection with the same case.

Northamptonshire Police said its officers had arrested 10 people, while nine people were held in Hampshire.

Cambridgeshire Police said its officers had arrested 19 people in Cambridgeshire, Essex and Suffolk.