Nottingham police seize £1.4m drugs after tip-offs

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Police seized illegal drugs worth £1.4m and arrested dozens of people in an operation lasting more than a year in Nottingham.

Operation Barnstormer was set up in October 2009 after residents in Aspley, Bilborough, Broxtowe and Wollaton complained about drug dealing.

In the past 14 months police raided 174 houses and arrested 126 people, charging 53 with drugs offences.

Cannabis plants, heroin, amphetamines, cocaine and weapons were seized.

Insp Steve Payne, from the Broxtowe Safer Neighbourhood team said: "Operation Barnstormer was set up in response to residents who were telling us there was a problem with drugs in the area.

"In just over a year we have seized drugs worth £1.4m off the streets of Broxtowe and Aspley which is an incredible achievement."

In addition to the 53 people charged with offences relating to the supply and possession of drugs, 38 people were cautioned and 23 people given warnings.

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