Essex

Drugs charges for 22 after raids by Essex Police

Two women and 20 men have been charged with drug offences after a drugs operation in Essex and east London.

The 22 were arrested on Thursday as part of the operation by Essex Police, following early-morning raids in Colchester and east London.

They have all been charged with either supply or possession of drugs, or both, and will appear before magistrates in Colchester later.

Essex Police said the operation had been the biggest of its kind this year.

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