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4 March 2010, 06:38
Police have arrested 30 people in three weeks as part of a crackdown on suspected drug dealers and addicts in Bournemouth.
Plain clothed officers have been out patrolling the streets of Boscombe.
Altogether they have seized cannabis and class A drugs, which officers reckon has prevented around 400 street deals within the area.
Sergeant Guy Nicholas said: "This operation has come as a direct result of members of the public telling us that open drug misuse and drug dealing is an issue in the Boscombe Precinct and surrounding area.
"Following the success of Operation Salmon in the autumn of last year, the community told us that it had had an impact and the Safer Neighbourhood Teams could see a reduction in drug crime. Therefore, we knew it would be a good idea to run it again.
"Boscombe is simply not the place to deal or take drugs as we are taking action."
Three men have been charged with various offences, and the others have been either cautioned or bailed.