SPECIALIST drug and gang officers have made three arrests in Colchester - including two teenage boys.

A team from Essex Police's Operation Raptor squad swooped in Avon Way, Colchester, on Monday.

Two 16-year-old boys from East London were arrested. The first on suspicion of possession a Class A drug with intent to supply and possessing a Class B drug.

The second was arrested of two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and possessing a Class B drug.

All three have been bail pending further investigation until November 7.