Four warrants have been executed in Scunthorpe, with police arresting 13 men and seizing Class A drugs.
Some 160 wraps of Class A drugs containing heroin and cocaine have been seized, with quantities of cannabis also recovered as well as offensive weapons and stolen property during Humberside Police’s Operation Sierra.
Police have increased the number of officers to target these offenders, conducting a number stop-checks and searches on people and vehicles in the area.
On November 16 one man was charged with aggravated burglary and is in custody. A second man has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Out of the total 13 arrests, one man is currently on remand in prison for robbery. Another man has been summoned to court for drugs related offences, while the other males remain under investigation.
Detective Inspector John Cram said: “We, the police, are here to stay and it is the days of the criminals that are numbered.
“I cannot stress enough the importance of the role of the public. We need you to assist us by providing information to the police so we can target these offenders.
“The simple message is ‘help us to help you’. I would urge the public to continue to contact the police with any information which they believe will assist us with our enquires, and make it a safer place for you to live.”
Detective Chief Inspector Nicki Miller added: “Humberside Police are dedicated to targeting offenders of such serious crimes.
“It cannot be underestimated the impact that these offenders have on victims of these types of crime, and the overall effect on the community.
“Just one drug dealer in the community can have such a huge impact on so many families by targeting the more vulnerable.”