'Most wanted' drug dealers off streets.
The arrests came as part of an operation to identify and charge the county's most prolific suppliers of heroin, crack and crack cocaine.
Police yesterday announced they have now arrested their 10th target in the year-long operation, in which nearly pounds 500,000 has been seized.
Since April last year, some of the 10 drug dealers pedalling the most dangerous illegal substances have been sent to jail.
Officers have recovered more than 4kgs of cocaine, including crack cocaine and 23gms of heroine.
Cash totalling pounds 153,250 has been seized and a further pounds 300,000 of assets.
Police have also taken counterfeit currency, an imitation handgun and live ammunition off the streets.
The arrests have been made at addresses across the county, including Ather-stone, Leamington, Rugby and Coventry.
The most recent arrest was on Friday, when detectives charged a Stratford man with a number of drug-related offences, including possession with intent to supply.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin McNevin said: "There is no doubt that having arrested and charged 10 of the most prolific suppliers of heroin, crack or cocaine, their capability to cause harm has been minimised and a number of recognised criminal networks have been dismantled or disrupted."
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Apr 2, 2008|
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