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ChronicleLive – News – Today’s Chronicle – Suspected dealers targeted in Durham drug raids

Suspected dealers targeted in Durham drug raids

Feb 27 2010 by Katie Davies, Evening Chronicle

Police raid premises near Durham as part of a drugs raid

DRUGS and more than £24,000 in cash were seized after suspected dealers were targeted in a series of raids.

The alleged pushers were arrested as part of a crackdown of the supply chain of Class A and B drugs in and around the Durham area.

A team of officers swooped on the properties with the aim of smashing the supply of cocaine and cannabis.

Dressed in riot gear, they smashed their way into two properties and entered a car garage, targeting individuals believed to be involved.

More than £14,000 was seized from under the mattress of a home in Holly Park, Brandon, as well as a small quantity of cannabis bush and resin.

A safe was also detained after officers found it hidden in the loft.

And another £10,000 was then found in Oakridge Road, Ushaw Moor.

Three people were led from the properties in handcuffs, before being taken away for questioning.

At Littleburn Industrial Estate police entered MVM car garage, where workers were carrying out repairs on vehicles.

Meanwhile, members of the public looked on from other units in the industrial estate, as the police searched the property.

One man was led from the garage as police officers put him into the back of a van for questioning.

Another two men were also led away in handcuffs from their homes in Holly Park, Brandon, and Oakridge Road, Ushaw Moor, and were all being questioned on suspicion of drug offences.

The raids were organised after the success of Operation Calabria, a campaign aiming to take drug dealers off the streets of Durham.

After eight simultaneous raids last month, members of the public have stepped forward to identify more individuals allegedly involved in the drugs market.

Chief Inspector Paul Anderson, of Durham Constabulary, said: “People are getting more and more confident in reporting incidents to the police and we are now able to crack down on various drug markets.

“We take every bit of information we get very seriously. Sometimes it may take a bit of time to act but we have to build up a full picture of the distribution of drugs in the area.

“Things like today demonstrate that we act upon people’s information.”

via ChronicleLive – News – Today’s Chronicle – Suspected dealers targeted in Durham drug raids.

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