Seven charged following Hampshire Constabulary’s largest drug seizure

Seven people have been charged and six have been released on bail following drugs warrants led by Hampshire Constabulary.

Officers executed 12 warrants at addresses in Hedge End, Fareham, Gosport, Park Gate and Merseyside on Monday, November 3 as part of Operation Cowling.

As a result of searches the following approximate amounts were seized:

– 42 kilos of Cocaine

– MDMA with a street value of approximately £2 million pounds

– Two kilos of Amphetamine

– Three kilos of Cannabis

The total street value of all drugs seized is estimated at approximately £11 million pounds.  This is the largest seizure of class A drugs in the history of Hampshire Constabulary investigations.

Approximately £200k cash was seized.

Seven people have been charged on suspicion of being involved in the supply of Class A drugs.  The details of those charged are:

Paul Ingall, 35, of New Road, Fareham

Adam Przybycin, 38, of Toynbee Road, Eastleigh

Alireza Jaffer, 30, of Potters Avenue, Fareham

Matthew Bovingdon, 31, of Shamblehurst Lane South, Hedge End

Wilfred Travers, 69, of Dixon Avenue, Merseyside

Margaret Bourne, 66, of Fleet Lane, Merseyside

Eric Bourne, 64, of Fleet Lane, Merseyside

They will all appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on November 5.

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and released on police bail.  Their details are:

A 21-year-old woman from Eastleigh bailed until January 12.

A 32-year-old woman from Hedge End bailed until January 12.

A 48-year-old man from Park Gate bailed until January 13.

A 32-year-old man from Gosport bailed until January 13.

A 29-year-old man from Fareham bailed until January 12.

A 57-year-old man from Rownhams bailed until November 10.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Dennis, said: ”This is an important step towards disrupting the activities of organised crime groups.  We will not tolerate drugs in our county and will continue to make Hampshire a hostile environment for drug dealers.”

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