The final twelve members of Organised Criminal Groups (OCGs) who were operating drugs networks worth hundreds of thousands of pounds across three counties have been sentenced. This brings the total to 45 people who have been given 130 years and five months between them in prison.
The operation was a Force-wide effort in partnership with the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), including PCs, intelligence officers, detectives, armed response officers, forensics units, police staff, investigators and analysts. Funding support was provided from the National County Lines Coordination Centre.
During sentencing of the last two members, Judge Sjolin Knight praised the investigative team, saying: "I have been very impressed by this investigation. I commend all the officers and civilian investigators for their excellent and vital work, and for the good of society."
Find out how the team did it, here.