Suspected members of an organised criminal gang were arrested this morning (September 21) in Berkshire and Surrey for drug-related crimes.

Thames Valley Police targeted the group, who are believed to have been dealing drugs across county lines, at 11 properties simultaneously.

The suspects were arrested at addresses in the Ascot, Egham and Virginia Water areas.

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Detective Inspector Alexandra Horne, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “A large scale operation has taken place this morning in order to effectively execute a number of warrants and arrests at 11 addresses. 

“This is in connection to the investigation of an Organised Crime Group who have been involved in County Drug Line criminality and who live in the Ascot, Egham and Virginia Water areas.

“I would also like to remind members of the public that if you have any information or suspicions about drug crime, please always make a report to Thames Valley Police online or by calling 101.

“You can also call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contact them via their website.”

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The warrants were carried out under Section eight of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.