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Drug arrest & charge - Newmarket


A man has been charged with drug offences following a stop by police in Newmarket.

Officers from the Sentinel team in the west had reason to stop a vehicle on King Edward VII Road yesterday (Monday 27 Sept).

A search of the vehicle, a black Ford Focus, recovered a plastic bag containing a large amount of cash notes amounting to around £15,000 and a further search revealed a quantity of suspected Class A drugs – totalling over 100 wraps. This had an estimated street value of between £2000 to £2500. The Scorpion west team also assisted in the searches.

The male was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and money laundering and he was taken to Bury St Edmunds Olice Investigation Centre for questioning.

Valter Selimaj, aged 25 and of no fixed abode was subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply, money laundering, driving without a licence and driving with no insurance.

He was remanded to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning (Tues 28 Sept).

The Sentinel team provides enhanced coverage of Suffolk’s road network to proactively disrupt serious and organised criminal activity as well as increasing police visibility. The mobile unit disrupts criminals and protect communities across Suffolk’s road network using a variety of techniques to deal with offenders involved in the highest criminal threats proactively, firmly and securing prosecutions.