A NEW video has offered up a behind the scenes look at Burton’s biggest ever policing operation to rid the streets of drugs.
Staffordshire Police posted the video online showing officers raiding homes across the town 12 months ago as the final part of the hugely successful Operation Nemesis.
The film follows officers leaving police headquarters at 6am before heading to addresses across Burton and smashing their way into properties in Derby Street and Goodman Street.
It also shows several arrests being made and Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, commander of the East Staffordshire local policing team, being congratulated by members of the public for the force’s efforts.
A spokesman said: “This time last year suspected drug dealers from Burton were appearing in court as part of Operation Nemesis.
“Remember, Operation Nemesis continues across Staffordshire – defeating the dealers in your community.”
A total of 41 criminals have now been before judges and handed a total of 93 years and four months in jail for flooding the streets of the town with drugs.
A total of 163 officers and police staff took part in the raids last March.
Ch Inspector Maskrey said: “Operation Nemesis was very much an undercover operation which spanned a period of nine months during 2013.
“This culminated in a highly visible enforcement phase in the first three months of 2013 and a total of 41 defendants were arrested, charged and ultimately convicted of drug offences.
“The offences included the supply of class A and B controlled drugs.
“As a result of the thorough and painstaking work the operation produced evidence of the highest standard which resulted in all defendants being convicted.”