NINE people have been charged with offences relating to class A drugs following yesterday morning's Operation Jigsaw police raids in Newport.

Five men - aged 42, 22, 21, 21, and 20 - one 25 year old woman, and a 16-year-old boy are all due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates Court this morning.


A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy are both due to appear before Cwmbran Youth Court on Tuesday July 7.

A 17-year-old boy has been bailed pending further police enquiries.

Nine properties in the city were targeted yesterday in a co-ordinated series of raids involving around 70 Gwent Police officers, including specialist teams.