Haul of drugs, cash and weapons seized by officers targeting gangs in north Derbyshire
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Officers targeting organised gangs in North Derbyshire have seized more than £20k in cash, class A drugs worth more than £10k and numerous knives, bats, and an imitation firearm.
The Organised Crime Group Team, based in Chesterfield, is specifically set up to detect, disrupt and bring to justice serious and organised criminal gangs.
From 29 April to 21 July officers arrested 35 people in targeted investigations in the Newbold and Grangewood areas of Chesterfield.
Working on information received from members of the public the team seized five cars, cash totalling £20,440 and class A drugs worth £12,400.
They also took numerous dangerous weapons off the streets, including an imitation firearm, lock knives and baseball bats.
Detective Sergeant Simon Cartwright, who leads the team of detectives in the unit, said: “Over the past month we have managed to disrupt several gangs who are involved in the dealing of drugs in the Chesterfield area.
“To be able to take a serious weight of drugs off the streets is a great result – and even more gratifying is seeing the potentially deadly weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals.
“We rely on the community coming forward with information about those who seek to profit from others misery – and help ensure that our community is a safer one to live in.
“If you can help myself and the team then you can contact the force, in confidence, at any time.”
You can keep up with the work of the team by following their Twitter feed - @DerbysNorthSOCG.
If you have information about drug dealing or other criminality in your local area, then you can contact the force using any of the below methods: