Twenty five arrests as officers swoop on suspected drugs dealers

Major drugs busts were held in Derby and Birmingham today.

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Sixteen arrested as drugs officers swoop in Derbyshire

Sixteen people suspected of being involved in a city-wide drugs operation have been arrested in Derby.

Dozens of officers swooped on 12 addresses across the city in an operation which began at 7am today, with the first nine people arrested as warrants were executed at homes in Cambridge Street, Leacroft Road and Shaftesbury Crescent, in Normanton.

Suspected Class A drugs were among the items seized Credit: Niall Carson/PA

Seven more people were arrested during searches of homes in Reeves Road, Baseball Drive and Walbrook Road.

Of the 13 men and three women arrested during the joint operation between Derbyshire Police and the National Crime Agency, one has been bailed while investigations continue. The rest are still being questioned.

Officers seized suspected Class A and B drugs, possible stolen property and four dogs believe to be banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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Nine people arrested in early morning drug bust

Nine people have been arrested this morning as part of an early morning drugs bust.

More than 100 officers mounted dawn raids over three separate days in Birmingham. Police have said a total of 36 people were arrested on suspicion of drug dealing.

Quantities of class A and B drugs were seized during searches together with a substantial amount of cash.

The operation is called ‘Birmingham No Deal’ and required two years of planning. To ensure a successful operation police launched a huge intelligence gathering exercise together with a variety of tactics to target a number of people.

Ten properties raided in Birmingham drug busts

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