By Rob George Friday 08 March 2013 Updated: 08/03 14:01
ELEVEN members of an organised crime gang based in Worcester have been arrested on conspiracy to supply drugs following a year-long investigation by police.
Officers from West Mercia Police's Serious and Organised Crime Unit (Socu) targeted a group believed to have been active since 2008 in dealing Class A drugs, namely heroin and crack cocaine, as well as Class B drugs amphetamines and cannabis.
During the course of the investigation a substantial amount of controlled drugs and cash were seized and a large number of arrests made.
Drugs with a street value of approximately £100,000 and £100,000 in cash has been seized by officers as part of the investigation.
The 11 arrests came as part of the final phase of the operation which has seen eight of those detained charged with conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs.
This brings to 11 the total number charged after three other people from Birmingham were arrested and charged in January.
Det Insp Carl Moore, who led the operation, said: “We believe our investigation has uncovered an organised crime group involved in a widespread conspiracy to supply controlled drugs that also resulted in a number of incidents of violence and intimidation.
"More than 12 months of work has gone into the operation, but there is much more to do as we and our partners at the CPS bring a large number of suspects to court.
"We are also working towards further potential charges and a number of suspects remain on police bail while inquiries continue," he added.
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