Derby raids end in 16 arrests and suspected drugs seized

A police officer carries away a battering ram Derbyshire police worked with the National Crime Agency to carry out warrants

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Sixteen people were arrested in dawn raids on homes across Derby in a crackdown on drugs.

The operation saw Derbyshire police work with the National Crime Agency in searches of houses in Normanton.

All arrests were on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs. Class A and B drugs were also found as were four dogs suspected of being on the dangerous dogs list.

Detectives said the arrests followed nine months of intelligence gathering.

Det Insp Paul Tatlow, who led the operation, said: "The action was the result of intelligence we received from the community and a sustained nine-month period of evidence gathering."

Thirteen men and three women were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs. All but one remain in custody.

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