Nine arrested in Spennymoor and Ferryhill drugs raids

Durham Police drugs raid
Image caption About 100 officers were involved in the raids

Nine people have been arrested following a series of raids targeting suspected drug dealers in County Durham.

About 100 Durham Police officers were involved in the morning operation in the Spennymoor and Ferryhill areas.

The force said the raids followed months of investigations into suspected heroin dealers and were the first stage of a major crackdown.

Those who were arrested were taken to Darlington police station.

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