Surrey 'drug dealing network' dismantled

Officers on dawn raids Image copyright Kevin Shaw
Image caption About 270 officers took part in more than 30 raids

A network of suspected drug dealers has been dismantled after months of planning, Surrey Police have said.

Some 22 people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs following dawn raids earlier.

About 270 police officers executed warrants at more than 30 properties in Redhill, Horley and London.

The force said officers had received intelligence suggesting class A drugs were being dealt from various addresses.

One person was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug and another on suspicion of firearms offences.

All those arrested remain in police custody.

Supt Jerry Westerman, of Surrey Police, said: "Although the majority of the warrants executed this morning were in the borough of Reigate and Banstead, we also identified the need to target suspected dealers at addresses in London.

"This sends out a stark warning to anyone thinking of coming into Surrey intent on committing offences that we can, and will, put an end to the misery caused by drugs."

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