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More drug raids planned following two large busts of cocaine, cash, and heroin in Royds

Two men have also been arrested with a third still in custody related to these crimes.

Police in Bradford has pledged to keep up the pressure on drug dealers after seizing large amounts of Class A drugs and thousands of pounds in cash in twin operations.

Officers from the Bradford South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) have said more raids are planned after executing two warrants in the Royds ward area.

The first warrant was executed last Wednesday, 10 November, at a property on Lower School Street and resulted in officers locating 600 hundred packets of suspected cocaine and £15,000 cash.

A second raid in the same area on Friday evening, 12 November, resulted in a large quantity of suspected cocaine and heroin being seized as well as £2,000 in cash.

Officers arrested a man at each of the addresses on suspicion of drugs offences.

Sergeant Paul Wharton of the Bradford South NPT said: “Drug dealing is an offence which has a terrible impact on communities and we remain determined to do all we can to take action against dealers operating in our neighbourhoods.

“This ongoing operation has resulted in significant amounts of cash and suspected Class A drugs being seized and the arrest of two men on suspected possession of Class A drugs offences.

“The male arrested on Wednesday has been released under investigation, and the man arrested on Friday remains in police custody.”

He added:  “It is really important that we act upon residents’ concerns about drug dealing and we do encourage residents to report such incidents to us.

“I can promise all intelligence is recorded and investigated to help us take action against dealers and take drugs off our streets.”

Reports can be made to WYP via 101, online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat  or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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