A MAN from Tarporley is one of ten people charged with a plot to import cannabis into the country from America.

Daniel Hewitt, 37, of Elm Close, was arrested after an early morning raid at his home on Thursday, February 18.

He has been charged along with seven other men and two women from addresses across Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales.

They have all been charged with conspiracy to supply Class B drugs, evading a prohibition on the importation of a Class B drug and money laundering offences.

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All 10 have been conditionally bailed to appear at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday, March 19.

Speaking after the arrests, Detective Sergeant Stuart Needham, of Chester CID, who has lead the investigation, said: "“The investigation was launched in April 2020 when officers intercepted a number of packages, which were all bound for the same address in Helsby.

"We believe that these drugs are linked to an organised crime gang who have been importing from America for sale across the UK."

Following the raids officers will be out and about on patrol providing reassurance to the local community.