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Posted on 23rd July 2018

A drugs operation that was launched to tackle the production and supply of Class B drugs and the supply of Class A drugs in the city has been a success.

The operation named ‘Operation Halifax’ began on July 12 and since then 70 warrants have been carried out in Derby, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

A total of 80 people have been arrested and of these 35 men and 15 women have been charged for a variety of drug offences.

More than 1000 exhibits have been seized including 230 mobile phones, Mamba, Heroin and Crack Cocaine. 

Supt Tracy Harrison said: “This operation was launched to help dismantle the supply and production predominantly of Synthetic Cannabinoids (Mamba) in Derby.

“The amount of people arrested and charged has been outstanding. This is predominantly down to intelligence based policing and working with our partner agencies.

This proactive approach highlights the good work taking place in Derby by our teams and has had an impact on wider violence and knife crime which is often linked to drugs.

“One of the offences some of the arrested people were charged with was the importation of mamba, this is the first time that anyone in Derbyshire has been charged with such an offence.

“This operation may have come to an end; however we will continue to work with local businesses, residents and partner agencies to tackle this serious crime that affects our communities.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa said: “I have been part of the City Centre Summit for just over a year where drugs in the city has been a key priority. 

“This operation is a positive step forward to show how we are working together with our partners to tackle this type of crime.”

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