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43 stopped in Nottingham city stop and search operation

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Officers recovered cocaine, cannabis and mamba during a proactive operation to tackle drugs and associated violence.

A total of 43 people were stopped and searched during Operation Guardian on Friday night (October 18). Fourteen people were dealt with in a range of ways including reports for summons to court, cannabis warnings and cautions.

Officers taking part in Operation Guardian use a passive drugs dog to help identify people who may be carrying drugs and also use intelligence to identify people who may be of interest.

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Sergeant Graham Whitt, of the city centre Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “There was plenty of activity by the team despite a slow start due to the rain.

“No weapons were recovered during the operation but officers seized a quantity of drugs and took positive action to ensure people could have a safe and enjoyable night in Nottingham.

“As always the people who were out enjoying themselves were pleased to see the high-visibility officers and the drugs dog. As well as being a proactive operation it is a good public engagement opportunity.”

Operation Guardian is now held regularly across Nottinghamshire and aims to tackle drug dealing and the associated use of weapons.

If you have information about drug dealing in your community, please call us on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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