POLICE have arrested three men on suspicion of drug offences and money laundering today, after officers stormed the homes in Reading.
Thames Valley Police officers, with the support of the Metropolitan Police, entered addresses in Oxford Road and Wokingham Road, Reading, after a “lengthy investigation” into cultivation of Class B drugs in the area.
The warrants were executed earlier today and a man from Reading has been arrested on suspicion of a numver of offences, including possession with intent to supply class B drugs, and money laundering.
Detective Inspector Marc Skinner, based at Reading police station, said: “Tackling organised crime remains a top priority for Thames Valley Police and we have dedicated Stronghold teams focusing on targeting those bringing drugs into our communities.
“We will always seek to cut off supply to those who are dealing locally, and these warrants will help us to achieve that aim.
“We have conducted a number of similar operations in recent weeks, and will continue to work hard to remove drugs from our communities by way of interventions such as this.”
Arrests were also made on Prescott Road, Enfield, in connection to the suspected organised crime operation in Reading. Two men from Enfield have also been arrested since the search.
DC Skinner added: “I hope that today’s actions serve as a warning to those who seek to be involved in such criminality that we know who you are and will bring you to justice.
“I would urge anybody who has any information or suspicions about drug supply in their area to please report this to Thames Valley Police on 101 or online.
“You can also report 100 per cent anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”