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Millions in drugs seized.

POLICE in the West Midlands have seized nearly pounds 2.6 million worth of cannabis, cocaine and heroin during a major drugs crackdown.

Throughout the course of the week officers carried out 61 raids on suspected cannabis factories and crack houses.

The campaign resulted in 13 cannabis farms being closed down and 141 suspected dealers arrested, with nearly 50 having already been charged with drug-related offences.

West Midlands Police carried out the raids during last month's National Drugs Action Week.

Police said they had been boosted by growing help from residents fed up with their neighbourhoods being blighted by crime.

The week saw officers seize 3.6 kilos of cannabis and 4,497 plants with a street value of pounds 2.5 million.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jul 12, 2009
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