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Police raids target drugs

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Several police raids were carried out in Lea and Fulwood, Preston, to target suspected drug dealers.

Suspected drugs were found in two Kinder eggs in a flat on Emmanuel Street, Plungington, during a search on Friday morning, though the suspect police were targeting was not at the address.

Another property was searched on Ripon Street, Plungington.

No arrests have yet been made.

The raids formed part of Operation Mercury which aims to show the public the intelligence they give to officers is acted upon.

Leading the operation, which involved 20 officers, Insp Steve Anderton said: “ We are targetting class A and class b drugs and are acting on information the public have given us.

“We are focusing on some known criminals and are aiming to disrupt criminal activity.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

 

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