15 arrests after drugs raids in Highfields, Hamilton, Oadby
Police have arrested 15 people after drugs raids in Leicestershire and Manchester.
Officers from Leicestershire Police and East Midlands Special Operations Unit searched the addresses today as part of an investigation into the supply of class A drugs.
Fifteen men, aged between 17 and 40, have been arrested in connection with the inquiry and are in police custody.
Police said a small amount of class A and B drugs and cash was recovered during the raids at addresses in Highfields, Hamilton, Oadby and the Oldham area of Manchester.
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Detective Inspector Mark Brayfield, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “The warrants were executed as part of the Force’s ongoing commitment to tackling the supply of Class A drugs.
“By targeting the drugs suppliers we can hopefully address other crimes , it’s a known fact that some drug users may even resort to crime, such as burglary, to find items that can be stolen and sold to others to raise money to buy more drugs.
“The Force is running Operation Dynamo which is a campaign to tackle burglaries. Crimes of this nature have an enormous effect on communities and by tackling the heart of the problem we can make Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland a safer place to live, work and visit.”
If anyone has any information about drugs misuse they should contact Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.