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Middlesbrough drugs raid results in 18 arrests

Police van in Middlesbrough
Image caption Police raided homes and businesses in the Newport and Gresham area

One of the "biggest drugs raids in recent years" in Middlesbrough resulted in 18 arrests, police have said.

Heroin with a street value of more than £3,000 was recovered when Cleveland Police raided homes and businesses in the Newport and Gresham area.

About 150 officers worked on Operation Linen, which targeted drug crimes "making life a misery" for local residents, Ch Supt John Lyons said.

Among those arrested were 14 men, three women and a 16-year-old boy.

Most of the arrests were on suspicion possessing or supplying a class A drug.

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