Newcastle homes raided in anti-drugs operation

An address in Westerhope, Newcastle, targeted by Operation Magnet Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Police made arrests at this property during dawn raids Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

15 raids were carried out by Northumbria Police on May 15th as part of the anti-drugs programme Operation Magnet.

Officers say they have made a number of arrests and seized drugs and cash during the long running operation across the city.

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Dawn raids in Newcastle

14 people have been arrested in early morning raids across Newcastle. The co-ordinated strikes, part of Operation Magnet, were the culmination of an investigation into drug dealing by an organised crime group in the city.