Police in Humberside have today arrested five people in a series of co-ordinated raids across the country as part of an ongoing operation targeting prolific offenders suspected of drugs offences and organised crime.
Officers working on the clampdown, kick-started early this morning, Thursday 25 September, as properties of suspected criminals were raided and searched in Humberside as well as in West Mercia, West Midlands, Greater Manchester and London.
Four men and one woman were arrested by Humberside Police, aged between 23 and 39 years.
A 27-year-old man was arrested in South Killingholme, a 31-year-old man was arrested in Grimsby, a 27-year-old man was arrested in Immingham and a 23-year-old woman was arrested in Holton-le-Clay.
A 39-year-old man was arrested in Ashton-Under-Lyme, Lancashire by Greater Manchester Police, on behalf of Humberside Police.
All five people are now in custody in police stations in the Humberside force area and are being interviewed by detectives.
Humberside Police Detective Chief Inspector Mike Reed said: “The arrests today are the culmination of a year long operation aimed at bringing people who deal and traffic drugs to justice.
“The people in custody will be interviewed about their involvement and a decision will be taken about any charges in relation to the criminal offences they have committed.
“People who deal and traffic drugs damage our communities and we take investigations of this kind extremely seriously.
“Hopefully we will be able to give more information about the investigation tomorrow and Saturday.”