Sixteen arrests in Boscombe police raids against drugs

Police raid Police raided a number of properties in the Boscombe area

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Sixteen people have been arrested following a series of police raids in Bournemouth.

Officers raided 13 properties in the Boscombe area of the town throughout Tuesday.

Dorset Police described it as a "day of action" against drug dealers.

Those arrested were detained on suspicion of drug-related offences, including supplying controlled drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine, as well as possession of cannabis.

Addresses in Carysfort Road and Christchurch Road were among those raided.

The age of those arrested ranged from 17 to 51.

Insp Chris Weeks said the operation, one of the biggest in Dorset in recent years, was based on intelligence gained from the local community.

"Crime and disorder is at a five-year low, however community tell us they have a real concern in relation to on-street drug dealing and the anti-social behaviour associated with it," he said.

"The message to anyone involved in on-street drug dealing is quite simple - if you are drug dealing, it will not be tolerated and you will be arrested."

Police Police described the operation as a "day of action"
Arrest being made Sixteen people were arrested on suspicion of drug-related offences

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