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Six arrested in crackdown on cocaine dealers in Northamptonshire

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Six men have been arrested following drugs raids across Northamptonshire, Thames Valley and London, which recovered cocaine, cannabis and cash to the value of around £20,000.

More than 100 officers were involved in the raids earlier today as part of Operation Rustic, which is targeting organised crime groups involved in buying and selling cocaine in the Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire areas.

Officers carried out nine warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act and arrested the men for various drugs offences, including conspiracy to supply cocaine. All are from the Milton Keynes area, and remain in police custody.

They are a 30-year-old man from Bletchley; a 29-year-old man from Bletchley; a 43-year-old man from Bradwell; A 43-year-old man from Milton Keynes; a 35-year-old man from Milton Keynes, and a 23-year-old man from Bletchley.

Detective Inspector Bruce Riddell, from the serious and organised crime unit, said: “We are still in the early stages of this investigation but we have already made six arrests, recovered a significant quantity of cash and controlled drugs including cocaine and cannabis, and in so doing have disrupted the supply of drugs in that area.

“This is the result of a lot of hard work from a lot of officers and staff across a number of forces. I hope these warrants will send out a message to organised crime groups that with the support of communities and our intelligence-gathering, we will find out who they are and aim to disrupt and ultimately stop the drugs supply.”

 

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