Heroin and crack cocaine with a street value of £3,000 and stolen property were amongst items seized in a day of action in Rotherham.
Yesterday (Tuesday 11 December) officers executed five warrants and arrested 11 people as part of Operation Duxford – a multi-agency crime crackdown.
The operation also included a crackdown on child criminal exploitation - when people from major cities expand their drug networks to other areas of the country.
Running the operation T/Chief Inspector Alan McFarlane said: “We had a busy but successful day making a total of eleven arrests, four of which were in relation to the organised distribution of class A controlled drugs for which enquiries will be ongoing.”
Officers stopped and seized a suspect vehicle travelling into the Rotherham area from Sheffield which led to the arrests of four men aged 20, 23, 29 and 56 from the Sheffield area for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
Five search warrants were also executed at properties across Sheffield and Rotherham, which led to the recovery of further class A drugs.
During follow up enquiries in the Meadowbank area, officers conducted two more searches, leading to the arrest of a 22-year-old man for immigration offences.
In other activity:
•Seizure of a sizeable quantity of tobacco following a warrant executed with trading standards
• A 17-year-old boy was arrested alongside a 18 and 19-year-old man from the Sheffield area for possession with intent to supply cannabis.
• A 39-year-old man from Rotherham was arrested for recall to prison
• A 29-year-old man from Rotherham was arrested for burglary
• A 27-year-old woman from Rotherham was arrested for assaulting a police constable
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