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.


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.