Six Arrested During Drugs Raids

Six men have been arrested in Weymouth and Portland by police cracking down on drug dealers.

Officers attended nine addresses in Weymouth and Portland on Monday, 8 February 2010, as part of an intelligence-led operation.

Five men, aged between 36 and 48, all from the Weymouth area, were arrested in relation to drugs offences and a 62-year-old man from Weymouth was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

A significant quantity of suspected stolen goods, drugs and cash were also found during the execution of the warrants.

All substances found are currently being forensically examined.

Section Commander for Weymouth and Portland, Inspector Pete Meteau, said: "Today's activities have been part of Operation Dismantle, a force-wide operation which aims to tackle the supply of Class A drugs and associated crime such as burglary and vehicle crime.

"Through today's operation, we are tackling alleged serious and organised crime which can have an affect on local communities.

"This operation was as a result of intelligence gathered over many months and we would urge anyone with any information to come forward and talk to us in confidence.

"It is essential that communities tell us about what is going on in their area so that we can tackle those issues that most affect local people."

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