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VIDEO: Huge police operation targets suspected drug suppliers

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 16, 2013

Op Nemesis

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A MASSIVE police operation has taken place in Burton today (16) involving more than 250 people.

Staffordshire Police arrested 16 people in the town on suspicion of supplying Class A and Class B drugs following several dawn raids.

They were detained as part of the force’s ongoing Operation Nemesis crackdown on major drug dealers.

The raids followed months of detailed investigation and planning by specialist investigation teams from Staffordshire Police. T

he suspects, 15 men aged between 19 and 52 and a 30-year-old woman, were arrested during the raids. They were detained on suspicion of supplying drugs including heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis and taken to custody for interview.

Searches of the numerous properties targeted are now being carried out by scenes of crimes officers and specialist search dogs. Neighbourhood police officers and PCSOs have been deployed in the areas where the raids happened to reassure residents.

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.

“With a number of suspected drug dealers arrested we’re disrupting the drugs supply and working with our partners to provide support to drug users.”

Watch the Staffordshire Police video footage here and here.

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  • Burton Mail  |  January 16 2013, 10:58PM


  • Burton Mail  |  January 16 2013, 8:29PM

    Well done to all involved shows the community not all police officers are corrupted.I did realize however it involved alot of officers not from the burton area they will soon learn behind these big drug dealers there are people in authority who would av warned them already or will get em of the hook and next week the same people will be braggin how they are the untouchables unfortunatley its a doggy dog world we live in

  • Burton Mail  |  January 16 2013, 8:16PM

    about time,this has has been going on for too many years, vermin needs to be removed from the streets.too many lives have been destroyed by drugs,hope they go down for years.

  • Burton Mail  |  January 16 2013, 6:34PM

    Perhaps a good start but we have been here before. The fact that senior PR police and TV were there leads me to thinks its a PR stunt. But lets give them some credit "arrests" lets see how many go to court ? perhaps the Burton mail can do a follow up

  • Burton Mail  |  January 16 2013, 6:29PM

    Excellent news well done,it nice to see the police doing good work

  • Burton Mail  |  January 16 2013, 12:29PM

    About time something was done. There are too many drug dealers thinking that they can get away with it. There should be one sentence for them - prison with no release ! Drugs ruin people and their lives.