Six folks have been arrested and greater than £14,000 has been seized throughout raids across the North East.
Police officers carried out searches at properties in North Shields, Wallsend, Kenton and Longbenton this week as a part of continued efforts to clampdown on organised crime as a part of Operation Sentinel.
On Tuesday, two males aged 30 and 32 had been arrested after searches at two homes on Hopper Street in North Shields and Hardy Grove, Wallsend.
A complete of six kilos of hashish had been recovered alongside a small hashish farm hidden in the loft and £2,000 in money.
Further searches had been then carried out on Wednesday at properties on Bell Grove Terrace in Spittal Tongues and Finsmere Place, Newcastle, the place two males aged 35 and 40 had been arrested alongside a 32-year-old lady.
An extra search on Thursday noticed officers get better £12,000 money at an tackle on High Meadows, Kenton and the 24-year-old occupant arrested.
All suspects had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to produce Class A medication.
Five have since been launched underneath investigation, and the 24-year-old has been launched on police bail.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Woods, from Northumbria Police’s crime division, mentioned the outcomes had been a testomony to the laborious work and dedication of officers concerned in Operation Sentinel.
“Here in the North East we take a powerful stance towards critical and organised crime in all its types,” he mentioned.
“Our communities need to be saved secure from the dangerous and corrosive impression critical crime and illicit drug provide can have.
“Often it’s the most weak who discover themselves trapped and exploited at the arms of grasping criminals who merely need to generate income, no matter the penalties.
“Under our devoted initiative, Operation Sentinel, we are going to proceed to pursue offenders, defend our communities and work with our companions to stamp out this kind of criminality.”