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Thirteen arrests in raids on four Nottinghamshire areas in major drugs and money laundering operation

Thirteen people have been arrested following an operation tackling organised criminality.

A series of searches have been underway at addresses in Netherfield, Carlton, Broxtowe and Warsop as part of an investigation relating to illegal drugs.

As part of the proactive work, police conducted early morning raids at 11 properties on Thursday and Friday (10 and 11 March 2022) and enquiries remain ongoing.

Nottinghamshire officers supported detectives from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) and local teams remain in the area as they carry out enquiries and offer reassurance to residents.

The operation has overall resulted in nine men, aged 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 34, 36, 41 and 50 and four women, aged 24, 27, 36 and 48 being arrested on suspicion of various offences, including conspiracy to supply drugs, conspiracy to commit vehicle theft, robbery and money laundering offences.

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Detective Inspector Mark Adas, of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “Officers in Nottinghamshire and across the region are committed to working together to tackle serious and organised criminality, which we know can have a huge impact on communities.

“As part of this investigation and this action, thirteen people were brought into custody, which is a significant step forward in our investigation, which covers a wide range of offences.

“I want to thank the local teams for their assistance and helping to carry out this proactive work, and we continue to make enquiries in relation to this investigation.”

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Gedling Chris Jury, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “As local teams, we are committed to working together with partners and taking proactive steps to tackle the issues that the local community tell us matter to them.

“This is a great example of officers acting directly on intelligence and has subsequently led to a significant number of arrests.

“As a local Neighbourhood Policing Inspector, I would urge anyone with information or concerns around criminality in their local area to contact police on 101, or speak to their local teams. This way, the information can be fed back to the right people and we can ensure resources are prioritised on the issues affecting the community most.”

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