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Island Echo understands that officers from Hampshire Constabulary carried out a drugs raid on two properties in Newport this morning (Friday).

A home address in Nelson Road was raided shortly before 10:15hrs. It is understood that a second home address in the adjoining Linden Road was also raided at the same time in a joint sting operation.

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Residents raised concerns as to the number of Police vehicles at the top of Nelson Road with Island Echo at 10:30, with a mixture of 6 different vehicles present at the scene.

Two men and a woman have been arrested in the operation and are being questioned by Police this afternoon.

Anyone with information relating to this incident or any other drug-related crime is asked to contact Newport Police Station by calling 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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