Heavily-armed officers, dressed in full tactical gear, were seen in Newport as a warrant was executed on an address in Catherine Terrace, off Hunnyhill.
It has been confirmed that a raid took place early this morning as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of drugs.
5 people are currently in custody on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
The arrested individuals include 4 men from Newport aged 32, 31, 26 and 20. A 24-year-old woman from Chale has also been arrested.
Local residents have told Island Echo that armed police knocked on their door in Albany Road at around 06:00 this morning to ‘guard’ their garden, which backs onto Catherine Terrace.