THREE people from South Tyneside have been charged with drugs offences after police seize cocaine with a street value of £1m.
Victoria Carter, 24, of Saint Oswins Street, South Shields, Kevin Dudley, 39, of Hadrian Road, Jarrow, and Jamie Lee Malloy, 25, of Saint Oswins Street, South Shields, were among 10 people arrested as part of a six month operation by officers from the North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU).
The trio along with five men and two women from Sunderland and other parts of the country have all been charged with conspiring to supply class A drugs.
The arrests come after several kilos of high purity cocaine with a street value of over £1m, around £33,000 cash and vehicles were seized.
A number of houses have also been made subject to proceeds of crime applications.
A Northumbria Police officer has also been charged with misconduct in a public office and another man with procuring that misconduct.
The Pc has been suspended form duty since May this year.
All 11 will appear before Peterlee Magistrates Court on January 9, 2015.
The others charged are:
Asa Dobbing, 35, of Ryhope Grange Court in Sunderland
Aidan Dobbing, 30, of Revelston Close, Doxford Park, Sunderland
Leanne Mariner, 31, of Bonners Raff in Sunderland
April Ellen Hunter, 19, of Little Bedford Street in North Shields
Iain Potts, 27, of Cavendish Place in Sunderland,
Simon Peter Loomes, 40, of Windsor Road in Buckinghamshire
Christopher Catchpole, 47, of Jack Lawson Terrace, Wheatley Hill, County Durham
Gary Steven Christie, 40, of Silksworth Lane in Sunderland has been charged with misconduct in a public office.
Asa Dobbing, 35, of Ryhope Grange Court in Sunderland has also been charged with Aid, Abet, Counsel or Procure Misconduct in Public Office.
For information on NERSOU visit the website www.nersou.org.uk