MORE than £20,000 worth of suspected cocaine has been seized following a raid on the property in the Stockton area.

Cleveland Police searched an address on Norton Road, Norton, near Stockton, yesterday afternoon where they discovered the huge haul of suspected drugs.

Seven men aged between 20 and 41 and a woman aged 22 were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and are in police custody.

Acting Detective Sergeant Sion Prince, from the Community Drugs Enforcement Team, said: “Yesterday’s recovery of suspected drugs was as a result of proactive policing work by the Community Drugs Enforcement Team and Operational Support Unit.

“Enquiries are still ongoing into the matter and eight people currently remain in custody.”

Anyone with information regarding drugs activity in their local area is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.