UPDATE: Police specialists comment on Broadfield home raid

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Police who raided a house in Lismore Crescent, Broadfield, on June 17, were investigating a drugs ring, police have said.

A statement from South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) said: “The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit has arrested a man following a warrant at an address in Crawley on Wednesday.

“Officers from SEROCU, working alongside colleagues from Sussex Police, executed the warrant under the Section 8 PACE as part of the continued push to tackle drugs in Crawley. The warrant was executed in Lismore Crescent, Crawley.

“A 34-year-old man of no fixed abode, was arrested for money laundering offences.

DS Graham Mepham, of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: “We continue to work with our colleagues across the region in order to crack down on the supply of drugs and the proceeds which come from it.

“This investigation into money laundering is another step in dismantling organised crime groups who are damaging communities with illegal money laundering, and the other crime this funds. 

“This arrest comes as a result of an extensive and thorough investigation by officers from SEROCU working with our colleagues in Sussex Police to execute the warrant.

“I would urge anyone from the community who has information about criminality where they live to share that information with their local police force or Crimestoppers so that positive action can be taken.”

Anyone with information can contact the non-emergency Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

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