Six people have been arrested as police carried out drugs raids at four addresses across Canvey.

The searches are part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of Class A drugs in Essex.

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All six individuals were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Officers from the Castle Point policing team carried out the raids along with the Operation Support Groups, who forced entry to the properties, and the force’s dog units.

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Inside one home was several mobile phones believed to be connected to drug dealing, as well as thousands of pounds in bank notes.

Another property contained more than half a kilo of suspected Class A drugs.

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Police sergeant Adam Jarvis said: “These were all carried out simultaneously to ensure we can seize any evidence at the properties as quickly as possible.

“It’s part of our force-wide commitment to catching criminals involved in the supply of illegal drugs in Essex, and keeping our communities safe from this threat.

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“Substances like Class A drugs are uncontrolled – it is impossible to know how strong, how dangerous or how deadly they could be when purchased from drug dealers solely driven by money.

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“By fuelling the harmful cycle of crime and drug addiction, they repeatedly show they are happy to devastate lives for profit.”