Firearms and drugs seized in Charmouth and Axminster raids

FIREARMS, cash and suspected drugs were seized by police following a series of raids in Charmouth and Axminster yesterday (Tuesday, May 7).

A joint operation between forces in Devon and Cornwall and Dorset – involving more than 40 officers and separate firearms teams – saw warrants executed at six addresses.

Searches of the premises took place and money, firearms and a large quantity of suspected drugs were seized.

A 62-year-old man from Axminster was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and possession of a firearm and has been released under police investigation.

Two men, aged 19 and 34, both from Charmouth, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and have been released under police investigation.

A 49-year-old man from Axminster was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and possession of a firearm. He has been bailed until Tuesday, May 28.

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