Work con­tin­ues to dis­man­tle drug ring

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

One of Peter­bor­ough’s t op cops has vowed t o con­tinue to crack­down on dru­gre­lated crime­fol­low­ing a l arge scale op­er­a­tion in­volv­ing more than 100 of­fi­cers.

Speak­ing af­ter the se­ries of ar­rests on Wed­nes­day, Area Com­man­der for Peter­bor­ough, Su­per­in­ten­dent Mel Dales said: “To­day, of­fi­cers from the East­ern Re­gion Spe­cial Op e r at io n s Un i t h ave car­ried out a num­ber of war­rants across the city and sur­round­ing ar­eas as part of work to dis­rupt and dis­man­tle drugs net­works.

“10 peo­ple have been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the sup­ply of co­caine and are cur­rently in cus­tody at Hunt­ing­don Po­lice Sta­tion.

“I hope this sends a clear mes­sage that the sup­ply and pro­duc­tion of drugs will not be tol­er­ated in our county – we will do all that we can to put a stop to th­ese ill­got­ten gains and pro­tect our com­mu­ni­ties.”

She added: “Drugs a re a key c o ncern fo r com­mu­ni­ties across i n Peter­bor­ough and to­day’s war­rants s hould s erve as re­as­sur­ance as to how se­ri­ously we take the use and sup­ply of il­le­gal sub­stances.”

“Wewil­l­con­tin­ue­towork with partners i nclud­ing ERSOU to ad­dress l ocal c o ncerns a nd I would urge peo­ple to con­tinue to report sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour.”

Po­lice force en­try at one of the ad­dresses in Peter­bor­ough

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