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Seven arrests in County Durham drug raids

7 people have been arrested following a series of dawn raids across County Durham. The operation targeted individuals who're suspected of supplying drugs. The activity was linked to other searches in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. In total, 15 arrests were made.

We will not tolerate criminals operating in this force area. Those who deal in drugs are often part of a wider criminal network and, by taking action against them, we are sending out a clear message to others involved that we will continue to dismantle, disrupt and destroy these networks.

– Chief Inspector Elaine Taylor, Durham Police

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In pictures: Police drugs raids in County Durham

Officers force their way in
A wake up call for suspected drug dealers Credit: ITV News

Police have carried out a series of dawn raids across County Durham targeting suspected drug dealers. The operation was linked to searches in other parts of the country, including Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester. In total, 15 people were arrested, 7 in County Durham.

A broken door handle
Signs of entry Credit: ITV News
One of the instruments used to gain entry
Officers searched the properties Credit: ITV News

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