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Man arrested as police raid Nottingham house in Operation Reacher drugs swoop

The fight against suspected drug dealing and organised crime continued as police carried out a raid this morning.

More than a dozen officers leapt from police vans in a carefully coordinated raid in Weaverthorpe Road, Woodthorpe, at around 6.20am.

The raid was part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of illegal drugs and was supported by specialist financial investigators, members of the Gedling Operation Reacher Team and tactical support officers.

Dramatic footage taken from the scene shows a large double front-door being forced open and a suspect being led away from the scene.

A quantity of cash, mobile phones and financial records were seized from the address.

A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and has since been released under investigation.

Sergeant Matt Sisson, of the Gedling Operation Reacher team, said:

“This morning’s raid was part of an ongoing investigation and is indicative of our wider efforts to make life as difficult as possible for people who we suspect to be involved in the production and supply of illegal drugs.

“Cracking down on drug related crime is a key community priority for us and we will continue using the considerable resources we have at our disposal to ensure that all leads are investigated and that resolute enforcement action is taken where we believe it to be necessary.

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“I hope that this morning’s raid will provide reassurance to local residents about our determinations to pursue our investigations. The good news is that the sustained increase in police numbers and resources mean we have more time to pursue these types of proactive activities and to act on any intelligence that we receive.”