Thirty-six people have been arrested as part of operation Birmingham No Deal.
The aim of the Birmingham No Deal operation is to tackle drug dealing and reduce the demand for drugs by providing treatment to users.
Over 100 officers have arrested 36 people on suspicion of drug dealing during dawn raids at a number of addresses in Birmingham over three separate days including today (11/02).
- Nine people have been arrested during dawn raids this morning.
- Twenty two men who were arrested last week have appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court charged with conspiracy to supply/supplying class A drugs. They were remanded in custody and will appear at Birmingham Crown Court in April.
- Five men also arrested last week have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Chief Superintendent Rachel Jones, from Birmingham North Police, said: “This operation is just the next step of our efforts together with key partners across Birmingham to tackle drugs in our neighbourhoods. We know the damage drugs and their use has on communities.
The issue of drug dealing and use comes up time and time again in a lot of community meetings and in discussions that local officers have with local people. We have spent a considerable amount of time collecting all the information available to us.
We are really committed to this operation and making sure it works on behalf of all the people in Birmingham that we serve. We want crime in our neighbourhoods to continue to fall and for our residents to feel safe. Communities working with us have told us they want this change and together we can continue to make it happen.
We understand that tackling drugs is more complex than simply arresting drug dealers. That is why the Birmingham No Deal campaign involves working hand-in-hand with partner agencies such as diversion services, to help drug users break free from addiction through gaining access to treatment programmes.”