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Handgun and drugs seized in Egham raid

'On Thursday 3rd March, Surrey police carried out a severe crackdown on organised crime, raiding various groups in Egham and Chertsey. '

On Thursday 3rd March, Surrey police carried out a severe crackdown on organised crime, raiding various groups in Egham and Chertsey.

Operation Oxygen involved nearly 200 officers who conducted early morning raids of nine properties and seized items including large amounts of money, financial documentation, a stolen vehicle, weapons (including a hand gun), gas spray and tasers.

A 36-year-old man from Chertsey was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of a firearm, a 35-year-old-man, also from Chertsey, was charged with possession of class A drugs, a 61-year-old man, a 31-year-old man, and a 29-year-old man, all from Egham, were arrested on suspicion of possession of prohibited weapons.

Superintendent Duncan Greenhalgh, who led the operation, said: “Through our enforcement activity today we have demonstrated Surrey Police is serious about cracking down on organised crime and the supply and use of class A drugs in our community.”

 

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