Dozens of officers executed warrants at addresses in Chesterfield, Birmingham and Banbury – arresting eight men on suspicion of drug offences.
Officers carried out searches at the addresses and found a substantial quantity of what is believed to be crack cocaine, as well as suspected cannabis and a large amount of cash.
In Chesterfield the following people were arrested:
Two 21-year-old men were arrested at a house in Kirkstone Road;
A 42-year-old man was arrested at a house in Crown Road;
A 42-year-old man was arrested at a house in Rhodes Avenue;
A 37-year-old was arrested at a house in Cherry Tree Grove.
Three other men were arrested at the following locations:
Two men, aged 20 and 24, were arrested at a house in Ansell Road, Birmingham;
A 27-year-old man was arrested in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
A total of 16 men have now been arrested in relation to the investigation into the alleged gang activities – with large quantities of class A drugs, cash and weapons seized during warrants on Tuesday.
Detective Sergeant Simon Cartwright, from the organised crime unit based in Chesterfield, said: “The past two days have seen substantial quantities of drugs taken off the streets of our county.
“As a force we will do all we can to target criminal gangs who are intent at making money at the expense of some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”