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Clifton raids lead to large stash of drugs and weapons

Police have arrested a suspect and seized a large stash of drugs and weapons after coordinated raids on two homes.

Officers discovered a large quantity of amphetamines, suspected cannabis edibles and herbal cannabis after forcing entry to the properties in Waterdown Road, Clifton.

They also found a machete and friction lock baton, cash and a small amount of cocaine.

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Officers executed the warrant yesterday (2 November 2022) after two parcels from the United States, addressed to a man in Clifton, were intercepted by Border Control officers and found to contain significant quantities of cannabis.

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Following the raids, a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of amphetamines with intent to supply, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, possession of an offensive weapon in a private place and possession of cocaine.

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Police Constable Ben Hemstock, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a great result which has taken a large amount of suspected drugs and dangerous weapons off the streets of Nottingham.

“Border Force has intercepted a large quantity of cannabis being imported from the United States and alerted us. Many hours of dedicated police work has then led to us executing these warrants.

“No one should have to live next to drug dealers and the unruly behaviour and anti-social behaviour that can come with it. If you deal drugs in Nottingham and think you can get away with it, then think again.

“We are pleased to have seized a large quantity of so-called cannabis edibles, which we are seeing more and more of. These are potentially very harmful and often mixed with other nasty things such as fly spray or rat poison.

“The ones we discovered were disguised as a well-known brand of children’s sweets and could have put children at risk.

“The cannabis market is evolving and those who sell this drug are trying to get one foot ahead of us.

“They think officers will assume they are just carrying chocolate bars or crisps, but on closer inspection we know that is not the case.”

Inspector Karl Thomas, district commander for City South, said: “This was a fantastic piece of policing by our neighbourhood and Operation Reacher teams.

“Drugs are a massive blight on the communities we serve.

“Targeting drug dealers is one of our beat priorities and we won’t stop until drug dealers get the message – we don’t want you here.”

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