PressTV-UK launches sweeping raid on drug traffickers

A total of 22 people have been arrested in a massive crackdown by the British police on drug traffickers operating in an area spanning from the capital London to northwest England.

Local media said on Wednesday that 10 people had been charged by the police after raids tackling the supply of illegal drugs to Cumbria.

The operation that began a day earlier mainly targeted drug dealers in Barrow-in-Furness, Coventry and London, said the reports, adding that people suspected of activity in a main drug trafficking line, from London to Barrow, had been arrested.

Police said the crackdown is part of the Operation Horizon, a larger drive to nab influential drug traffickers in northwest England, which has been in place since May.

The push comes amid a desperate attempt by UK authorities to contain growing violence on the streets which expert believe is fueled by drug business in the country. Hundreds were killed in stabbings or other forms of knife…

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