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11 arrested in drug dealing investigation

11 arrested in drug dealing investigation

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 5:13pm 25th February 2020. (Updated at 9:14am 26th February 2020)

11 people have been arrested in Harrogate as part of a major drug dealing operation.

  • Phase two of Operation Jackal targeted multiple addresses in Harrogate.
  • 40 officers from North Yorkshire Police were involved.
  • Police recovered a number of mobile phones and some class A drugs.

Eleven people have been arrested in Harrogate on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

It's after phase two of Operation Jackal, targeting county lines drug dealing between Bradford and Harrogate.

operation jackal phase 2
Police say they recovered a number of mobile phones and some class A drugs.

Two weeks ago, phase one of the operation targeted addresses in Bradford. As a result, six arrests were made, and three key phone lines were shut down.

Today, officers targeted addresses in Harrogate.

Acting Superintendent Andy Colbourne
Acting Superintendent Andy Colbourne

Acting Superintendent Andy Colbourne of North Yorkshire Police, said:

"County lines remains a major priority for North Yorkshire Police and I hope this most recent phase of our operation provides reassurance to the people of Harrogate that we will take action against the scourge of drug dealing, particularly where it affects some of the most vulnerable people in society."

"We urge anyone who has any information about drug dealing in their neighbourhood to contact us on 101 or if they prefer, to pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers.

"Every piece of information helps us to build up a bigger picture and informs our operational activity.

"As you can see from today’s outcome, we are determined to rid our communities of the misery and associated crime that drug dealing causes."

Members of Harrogate Neighbourhood Policing Team also delivered letters explaining what was going on to local people who may have been concerned by the increased police presence as officers carried out arrests in their neighbourhoods.