Five people from Swanage have been charged after a police investigation into money laundering and drugs offences.
A joint operation, led by officers from the regional organised crime unit Zephyr, supporter by Dorset Police, Greater Manchester Police, Devon and Cornwall, Avon and Somerset Police and the National Crime Agency.
More than 100 officers raided 16 premises in Swanage, Bournemouth, Manchester and Barnstable on Wednesday 5 February – with eleven people arrested, including nine in Dorset.
Purbeck Neighbourhood Inspector Fiona Gaffney said: “This was a well-planned and executed operation which has resulted in 11 arrests.
“Zephyr enquiries reveal this is believed to be linked to multiple drug seizures across the country over the last two years.
“This is Dorset Police’s ongoing commitment to tackle alleged serious and organised crime in partnership with other agencies.
“We would like to reassure the public that we will listen to any information they give to us and take it seriously.”
Peter McFayden, 67, from Swanage has been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs. Daniel Lockwood, 33, from Swanage was been concerned in the supply of heroin.
Both men, along with Andrew Cairne, 27, from Swanage and Alexis Luker, 41, from Swanage have been charged in connection with conceal/disguise/convert/ transfer/ remove criminal property.
Linda Green, 55, from Swanage, has been charged with being concerned in the supply of a controlled Class B drug.
Six people arrested in connection with this incident have been released on bail, pending further enquiries.