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Eleven people have been arrested this morning following a series of dawn raids by Cheshire police, as part of Operation Impact.
The warrants, at addresses in Merseyside and Hampshire, are part of the forces continued fight against organised crime and illegal drugs.
More than 100 officers from Cheshire led operation which focused on individuals based outside the county who are suspected of supplying illegal drugs in Cheshire. The operation was also supported by officers from TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.
Detective Inspector Giles Pierce, who is in charge of the operation, said: “The action taken today as part of Operation Impact is the culmination of an eight month investigation into the supply of Class A drugs from Liverpool into Cheshire.
“The strike phase this morning is the result of months of hard work and evidence and intelligence gathering by a dedicated team of officers focusing on a number of people suspected of being involved in this type of crime.
The nine men and two women have all been arrested on suspicion of Class A drugs offences – they are currently all in police custody helping officers with their enquiries.
Operation Impact continues to go from strength to strength and has recently seen the conclusion of a high-profile case in Warrington in which 33 people, who were involved in supplying drugs in the town, were collectively jailed for over 100 years.