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Police arrest 15 in Operation Fortress drugs raids across Southampton
POLICE have swooped on 17 addresses today in a bid to smash drug dealing across the city.
Seventeen people have been arrested for offences linked to drugs after the raids which were part of Operation Fortress, the Daily Echo-backed campaign against drug-related violence.
A further three were brought out of prison for questioning.
Around 250 police officers and staff were involved in this morning’s raids.
Throughout the rest of the day and over the coming week, the Operation Fortress van will out and about to update communities, let them know what is happening and get feedback.
Superintendent James Fulton said: “Today’s police action sends a clear message that drug dealing will not be tolerated in our city and that we will make Southampton a hostile place for anyone thinking of coming here to pursue this criminal enterprise.
“Our efforts to restrict the supply of drugs are just one element of Operation Fortress. The campaign is also bringing together partner agencies across the city with the aim of reducing the demand for drugs and helping communities to rebuild free from the fear of drug crime.”
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