Hampshire Police Charge Seven Over £11m Drugs Seizure
5 November 2014, 13:09
Seven people have been charged and six others arrested over the largest drugs seizure Hampshire police have ever made.
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.
Six 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."