Three people have been arrested as part of a huge operation to tackle serious organised crime. 

Police swooped on six areas in Lambourn, Reading, Thatcham, and Newbury in West Berkshire, and Wallingford in Oxfordshire, this morning (March 17). 

Two men and one woman, aged between 28 and 38, were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and money laundering.

The raids happened in Child Street, Lambourn, Crescent Road, Reading, Urquhart Road in Thatcham, Mousefield Farm in Newbury, Lambourn woodland and Greenlands Farm in Wallingford. 

Police took them into custody and searches are continuing. 

Superintendent Zahid Aziz, LPA Commander for West Berkshire, said: “Drugs cause immeasurable harm within our communities and we are working tirelessly to cut off supply and protect the most vulnerable who are often exploited.

“The work will continue as the investigation into the individuals arrested progresses.

“Today’s police operation, which was led by local officers and assisted by colleagues from across the force, should serve as a clear message to those who may be involved in the supply of controlled drugs and other offences in our communities.

"We will make every effort to bring those who are involved in such criminality to justice.”

Anyone who has information or suspicion about drug supply in their area should contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101 or online.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to remain anonymous you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.