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Arrests made in joint force county lines operation

Police in Sussex and London have taken further action against suspected ‘County Drugs Lines’ criminality, seeking to move dangerous drugs from London into West Sussex.

Detectives from the West Sussex Community Investigations Team (CIT) and counterparts from the Metropolitan Police Operation Orochi team, executed warrants, one at an address in Littlehampton and two in Croydon on Tuesday morning 5 July.

The CIT officers were supported by colleagues from the force’s Specialist Enforcement Team

Four men were arrested on suspicion of drugs supply offences. Drugs with an estimated street value of £15,000, more than £4,000 cash and 11 mobile phones were seized.

Three men, Samson Danso, 23, and Jedaiah Muikira, 21, both of Leyburn Gardens, Croydon, and William Cranford, 20, of Terminus Road, Littlehampton, appeared in custody at Crawley Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 July.

All three were charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine

Cranford and Danson were also charged with possessing with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Muikira was also charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Danson was also charged with money laundering

All three were remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on 4 August.

A 31-year-old man arrested in Littlehampton on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs was released under investigation.

Detective Constable Jon Woolley of the West Sussex Community Investigation Team said; “This is another example of the way we are successfully working with colleagues from the Met to disrupt those suspected of seeking to distribute dangerous drugs in our communities.

For further information about County Drugs Lines activity and how to help combat it, see the Sussex Police website. 

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