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Police nab 14 suspects in drug raids

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 13, 2013

Operation Nemesis

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A SECOND wave of raids in Burton has netted 14 suspected drug dealers today.

They were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A and Class B drugs. The raids followed a large-scale operation in Burton last month.

The suspects, 12 males aged between 15 and 47 and two women aged 26 and 28, were detained on suspicion of supplying drugs including heroin, crack cocaine and MCAT and taken to custody for interview.

The raids involved more than 250 officers and police staff and followed months of detailed investigation and planning by specialist investigation teams from Staffordshire Police.

On January 16, similar raids in Burton saw 18 people arrested, of which 16 were subsequently charged for drug supply offences.

Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, Local Policing Team Commander for East Staffordshire, said: "Operation Nemesis is Staffordshire Police's commitment to tackling major drug dealers and bringing them to justice. Drugs misuse will not be tolerated in Staffordshire."

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  • Burhan  |  February 15 2013, 9:14AM

    My sympathies go out to Andy but I do support police on this issue - Its been a tremendous achievement by the force -

  • andyrossi  |  February 15 2013, 8:36AM

    everyone is saying how successful these raids were but i was one who had the police bursting through my front door being taken to the ground and handcuffed treated like a criminal wrongly the intel which they acted on was all wrong i now have a bathroom door with a big hole in due to it being kicked open i have had two heart attacks and suffer with angina high blood pressure and not even an apology off anyone i will be seeking legal advice on this matter later today anyone from burton maiil office can contact me on 07743529167