Nine arrested on suspicion of drug dealing after morning raids in Yeovil

Fourteen people have been arrested in relation to a major county lines investigation into drug dealing.

Nine arrests were in Yeovil, while five were carried out in London.

Avon and Somerset police confirmed a ‘quantity of Class A drugs have been seized’ during this morning’s (February 10) raids.

Ten warrants were carried out by the Met Police, three in Yeovil and seven in London.

Det Insp Richard Horsfall said: “This is a prime example of forces working together to dismantle county lines drugs networks with the aim of bringing those involved to justice.

“We want to send out a clear message to those wanting to set up county lines operations in our area –there will be no safe place in which to ply your criminal trade.

“The planning and execution of this morning’s operation involved officers and staff in CID, Operation Remedy, our neighbourhood teams and operational support teams.

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“I’d like to thank the local community for their support and if you have any suspicions around drug-dealing in your neighbourhood, please tell us – every piece of information is crucial.”

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