South East Wales

25 arrests follow Gwent Police drugs bust in Newport

Officers with chainsaw Image copyright Gwent Police
Image caption Officers entered properties using a chainsaw

A 13-year-old boy is among 25 people arrested after 200 officers took part in a drugs operation by Gwent Police.

They raided 35 addresses in the Newport area and recovered what is believed to be Class A drugs and money.

A total of 27 people were convicted following a major operation in February.

Ch Supt Marc Budden said: "We have now acted on further community intelligence to continue our robust action against these crimes."

Boys aged 13, 15 and 16 were among those arrested along with a 60-year-old woman.

Image copyright Gwent Police
Image caption February: The first operation was the biggest in the force's history with 300 officers

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