Dawn raids lead to 15 drug arrests

PCSO's in The Crescent, West Rainton, after a house was raided by police.

PCSO's in The Crescent, West Rainton, after a house was raided by police.

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DAWN raids led to 15 arrests during a nationwide police operation to tackle drug dealing.

About 200 police officers, including a team from the National Crime Agency (NCA), swooped on homes in West Rainton, South Hetton, Thornley and Sherburn, as well as Leeds, Liverpool, Shropshire and Manchester shortly after 6am yesterday.

Operation Russett has led to 12 men, all aged between 24 and 49, two women, aged mid-twenties to early thirties, and a youth being arrested for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

 

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