Po­lice ar­rest six fol­low­ing early morn­ing drug raids

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SIX sus­pects were ar­rested af­ter early morn­ing drug raids on Ty­ne­side.

Po­lice of­fi­cers and dog han­dlers car­ried out the searches on Wed­nes­day at six prop­er­ties in Boldon and South Shields in South Ty­ne­side and ar­rested five men and one woman.

Cash and sus­pected drugs were seized by of­fi­cers, along with mo­bile phones and other tech­no­log­i­cal de­vices.

The planned raids were part of Op­er­a­tion Marsaf, which aims to dis­rupt or­gan­ised crime ac­tiv­ity and tar­geted a group sus­pected of be­ing in­volved in the dis­tri­bu­tion of drugs across the re­gion.

De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Michelle Rob­son, of Northum­bria Po­lice, said: “This week’s ac­tiv­ity re­in­forces our com­mit­ment to tack­ling sus­pected or­gan­ised crime and drug deal­ing in South Ty­ne­side.

“We are aware of the harm­ful im­pact drugs and drug deal­ing has on our com­mu­ni­ties, so we will con­tinue to look to pro­tect vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple from be­ing drawn into the vi­cious cy­cle of drug use and crim­i­nal­ity.

“We are com­mit­ted to tack­ling drug deal­ing across the re­gion, and by tak­ing pos­i­tive ac­tion we can dis­rupt the ac­tiv­i­ties of or­gan­ised crime groups and iden­tify sus­pected of­fend­ers.

“Any­body in­volved in this kind of harm­ful ac­tiv­ity can ex­pect to be pur­sued by po­lice, as we look to make our com­mu­ni­ties safer.”

The six peo­ple have been re­leased on bail pend­ing fur­ther en­quiries.

Po­lice car­ried out early-morn­ing raids in South Ty­ne­side

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