Drug dealer arrests made

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STAPLEFORD was one of the areas targeted by a police crackdown on drug dealers.

Operation Vanguard saw Nottinghamshire officers make dozens of arrests after gathering community intelligence against suspected dealers since last August.

During eight days of raids, 57 people were arrested and heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, amphetamine, cannabis and thousands of pounds in cash were seized.

Det Insp Leigh Sanders, who led the Operation, said: “The operation had a core of 12 detectives, who worked long and anti-social hours, in an effort to identify a whole host of offenders.

“As more and more information came in, we were able to uncover a vast network of street-level dealers, and I’m pleased to say we have arrested almost all of them.”