MORE than half a dozen men will appear before Cheltenham Magistrates' Court today having been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine.

The seven men were arrested by Gloucestershire Police earlier this week following an operation into supplying class A drugs.

The following five men will be charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine: Mohammed Tagari, 42, of Blenheim Road in Gloucester, Simone Cicilloni, 41, of Boulter Crescent in Wigston, Leicester, Richard Neil Hoskins, 26, of Howard Street in Gloucester, Kieran Cox, 21, of Hartland Road in Gloucester and Aaron Warmington, 26, of Elmleaze in Gloucester.

Kyle Ashley Silk, 25, of Linden Road in Gloucester was also charged with production of cannabis.

Mark Ian Jones, 27, of The Rushes in Tuffley was also charged with possession with intent to supply Fluoromethcathinone.

The charges are in connection to a number of warrants instigated by Gloucestershire Police and carried out in Gloucester, Leicester, Middlesex and Bedford.

During the operation cocaine with a potential street value of more than £25,000 was seized.