Drugs raids across Eastbourne

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Police raided a cannabis factory and seized cannabis plants with a street value of £180,000 in one of the biggest drugs enforcement days of action seen in Eastbourne yesterday (Thursday).

Op Gryphus was a police operation to target those who supply and deal in drugs in the town.

Around 150 police officers including those from tactical firearms, the dogs unit and road policing, were involved in the day which saw 18 Misuse of Drugs warrants carried out a different addresses in Eastbourne.

A total of 500 cannabis plants and cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and Mephedrone were among the drugs seized with a total estimated street value of around £250,000.

Ten people were arrested at different addresses for supply, possession and production of drugs.

The cannabis factory in Seaside was the biggest haul with 400 mature cannabis plants found in the property. Officers estimate the yearly yield of cannabis plants from the house could be worth up to £500,000.