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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.
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.
Nine people were arrested this morning as part of a police operation in Birmingham.
Police said they particularly focused on the Birmingham North area and this allowed them to pinpoint specific targets.
West Midlands Police have posted dramatic footage of dawn raids across Birmingham, which led to the arrest of nine people this morning.
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 have been raided in an early morning drug busts in Birmingham.
More than 100 officers were involved in the operation. The raids predominantly took place in north and west of the city, in Handsworth, Aston and Erdington.