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Nottingham drugs den broken up after twin house raids in the city

Police officers broke up a suspected drug den while executing two warrants.

Officers carried out the two house raids this morning (26 January) after receiving reports of drug activity.

A quantity of cannabis, remnants of suspected Class A drugs and weighing scales were all seized from the properties in the Bestwood area.

Drug paraphernalia, including equipment used to grow cannabis, was also found inside one address that was reportedly being used to produce drugs.

The warrants were led by the City North Operation Reacher team, with support from beat officers from the area and both the Radford and Gedling Operation Reacher teams.

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Officers carried out this planned activity as part of the neighbourhood policing week of action, which runs from 23-29 January 2023, and aims to shine a light on the importance of policing in the community.

Sergeant Zoey Price, of Nottinghamshire Police’s City North Operation Reacher team, said:

“Our team carries out regular proactive warrants like the ones executed today that are led by intelligence received from members of the public or elsewhere.

“These warrants provide us with a great opportunity to effectively target individuals or groups that we believe could be involved in different types of criminality, including the production and supply of drugs.

“To use today’s operation as an example, we were able to follow up intelligence we received of drug activity and search two premises which led to the seizure of Class B drugs as well as remnants of suspected Class A drugs.

“Working in this way allows us to target particular individuals we believe may be breaking the law or up to no good so that we can then hopefully bring them to justice.

“Operation Reacher plays a key role in neighbourhood policing and our main goal as a team is to serve the public and make the streets a safer place for those who live in the community.”

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