More raids on Wakefield drug dealers

7th November 2011'Pictured:  haul of drugs siezed by Police during the latest operation grassland raids.'Pictured L/R: 'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
7th November 2011'Pictured: haul of drugs siezed by Police during the latest operation grassland raids.'Pictured L/R: 'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
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A MAJOR drugs operation has resulted in 25 more suspected dealers being taken off the streets by police.

Early morning raids were carried out on 18 homes in Agbrigg, Lupset, Portobello and Eastmoor this week.

Officers have warned other dealers selling deadly drugs on the city’s streets they will be caught.

Insp Richard Close, of Central neighbourhood police team, said: “There is more to come. As long as communities keep giving us information about those suspected of dealing drugs, we will continue to take action. We will come back again and again – I would appeal to the public to keep contacting us.

“The latest arrests demonstrate that the police and communities will not tolerate drug dealing and that we will continue to work hard to rid our streets of this.

“As we strengthen our community contacts and networks, our ability to take swift action against those disrupting our communities can only get better.”

The raids were part of the latest phase of Operation Grassland.

Last week 47 people were arrested after 67 suspected drug dealer’s houses were busted.

Police seized 1.5kg of class A drugs, including crack cocaine and heroin, worth an estimated street value of £68,000.

They also seized four high value cars including a Range Rover and £12,000 in cash.

Operation Grassland was launched in 2008 to tackle drug dealing blighting communities around the city.

So far more than a hundred dealers have been put behind bars.

Police urged anyone with information to call the Central NPT on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.