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Human trafficking and drugs arrests in Selby made in bid to dismantle organized crime gang

Arrests have been made in connection with people trafficking and drug supply in Selby, as part of a police operation to dismantle an organized crime gang.

Two men, in their 20s, were arrested on suspicion of dealing class A drugs and human trafficking. A man in his 30s was also arrested on suspicion of dealing Class A drugs.



All three have been released on police bail while investigations continue. North Yorkshire Police Inspector Martin Wedgwood said: “This level of criminal activity is having a negative impact on those living in the Selby area and it will not be tolerated.

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“We will continue to relentlessly hunt down those supplying drugs in the city center and surrounding rural villages and will do everything in our power to bring them to justice.

“Our working relationships with local residents and the wider community are key to our success. I would urge any member of the public with information about illegal drug use to contact us via the North Yorkshire Police website or by calling 101.”

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