Posted on 12th September 2013
Twenty-one people have been arrested and 15 premises searched as part of an operation to dismantle a drugs ring in Derby.
The action is being led by Operation Redshank, a specialist team of detectives set up to tackle gun, gang and drug crime in the city.
Nineteen people were arrested yesterday (Wednesday, September 11) and two were arrested today. The six women and 15 men were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. They range in age between 18 and 51.
The 15 premises were searched in Derby, Leicester and Wolverhampton.
Fourteen people remain in custody and are being questioned while the others have been released on bail while the inquiry continues.
Detective Inspector Mark Knibbs, head of Operation Redshank, said: “The action we have taken this week is the culmination of six months of investigative work into this organised crime group.
“Drug dealing in Derby will not be tolerated and we will always take action against those who trade in illegal substances.”