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Ipswich drug charge

Police have charged a man in connection with drug offences with links to Ipswich.

Officers from the Met Police made an arrest yesterday (Tues 18 January)  in the Croydon area on behalf of the Serious Crime Disruption Team.

He was bought back to Suffolk and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Aaron Da Costa Warren, aged 26, and from Thornton Road in Croydon was charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine, being concerned in the supply of heroin, arrange or facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and possessing an offensive weapon – namely a ‘Zombie’ knife and possession cannabis.

He was remanded and is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court today (Wed 19 January).

The arrest was made as part of Operation Orochi – an operation set up by Suffolk Constabulary with the Metropolitan Police to tackle County Lines drug dealing that operates between London and Suffolk.

The SCDT core aim is to disrupt serious and organised gangs whose criminal activity focuses on issues such as drug supply and harmful personal acquisitive crime such as robbery/burglary. The team develop the relevant information and intelligence, conduct enforcement activity and then provide an officer who will build the case and see the investigation through to trial.

If you suspect drug dealing is taking place or you are concerned that a young person or vulnerable adult may have been targeted by an organised crime group, please tell us. You don’t have to be certain, just concerned.Call us on 101 or if you prefer you can contact Crimestoppers to report anonymously – online or by calling 0800 555 111.