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How Operation Nemesis has cleaned up our streets

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 27, 2013

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“We will continue to take a tough stance on criminals involved in drugs and related anti-social behaviour.

“Our communities need and should feel safe and we will do our utmost to protect you and your families.

“The community has played a major part by giving information which has been vital for the investigators.

“For us to continue to focus on these criminals, we still need people to come forward and tell us of their suspicions about people or vehicles involved in drug dealing.

“We know that by taking some suspected dealers off the streets there will be a gap for others to move in and we’re continuing operations to thwart them for coming into our town.”

The force revealed that it had seen an unprecedented rise in the number of calls from members of the public offering information following the raids.

It was also revealed that following the raids significant quantities of heroin, cocaine, cannabis and cash were recovered.

Sergeant Bob Champeau, who is spearheading efforts to make sure the work of Operation Nemesis continues, said: “We will carry on battling this problem for as long as it takes. We will do this through enforcement and education.

“Operation Nemesis is here, here to stay and anyone who wants to continue taking or dealing drugs should know that it could be you we come after next.”

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  • PapaLazarou49  |  March 05 2013, 6:58PM

    Operation Nemesis ''involved more than 250 people'' we then had the supposed follow up show of strength which mainly concerned motoring offences (according to the mails reporting)...i'd love to see a breakdown of costs against results once the 16 suspects have had their days in court (or not as the case may be ) Value for money policing ?

  • Burhan  |  March 01 2013, 10:19AM

    "Clean our streets of wannabe politicians who Abuse the tax payers budgets" - Where's this come from Politiks? Guess your street is loitered with politicians. Mine isn't. Yes, there're piles of dog fouling but thats all. These so called 'petty dealers' are wrecking the lives of innocent children.

  • Ratbag2  |  February 28 2013, 8:00AM

    The global "war on drugs" is not working and will never work. It is a waste of time and money. The politicians know this, but still refuse to consider the legalisation of drugs. Prohibition leads to gangs and anti-social behaviour. It also limits personal freedom. People should be free to do whatever they want with their own bodies, as long as it doesn't impact on other people's freedom. (Including tobacco and alcohol). If legalised, then the government could regulate the quality of the product, like they do alcohol and tobacco. Crime rates will significantly drop and drug dealers would lose their source of income. Saying that, kids should be educated about the dangers of any drug (including alcohol and tobacco), but educated with actual FACTS.

  • squigglefish  |  February 27 2013, 1:04PM

    As I walk into a local charity shop this morning I stumble across a bag of discarded needles. Not more than 200 yards from my front door. I then go get some cash from tesco. On tesco's carpark there is another discarded needle and then I walk to the washlands and chat to a man cleaning up the bottles and he tells me he picked up 3 this morning. So what crime has it reduced ??? Is it more of a case that people are that dispondant at police responces that they just don't even bother to report crime. As for the war on drugs well I still fail to see how in a free country you can buy most class A drugs quite legitamatly yet cirtain substances class C are banned. I personally think that drugs should be de-criminalised and sold in licenced premasis like other class A drugs that way if sold to children the licence holder loses his licence and faces criminal charges just like the sale of alchol. This way our kids find it harder to obtain drugs because street dealers do not care what age you are as long as you can pay.

  • Politiks  |  February 27 2013, 10:06AM

    Clean our streets of wannabe politicians who Abuse the tax payers budgets. Not petty dealers. Crime is gone down by 70% course it has. We should all make up random figures print them into burton mail and get people like burhan for a pathetic opinion.

  • Burhan  |  February 27 2013, 9:15AM

    A great operation. Everybody I've spoken to has shown support for this operation. Hope the police will continue its great work by these types of operations in future too.