Lincolnshire Police and the East Midlands Special Operations Unit today executed warrants at nine addresses in Grantham as part of investigation into the supply of class A drugs.
A total of seven men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs as a result of the enforcement action in the Earlesfield area.
Five more arrests linked to the investigation were made this morning in Nottinghamshire and in the Greater Manchester area.
Deputy Chief Constable Heather Roach, of Lincolnshire Police, said: “We are committed to identifying those we suspect of being involved in the supply of dangerous and illegal drugs within out communities, and disrupting their criminal activity.
“From time to time, that requires us to take enforcement action which can have an impact on local communities simply because of its high visibility, as was the case today. Clearly, we do not want to alarm or inconvenience local law-abiding residents.
“I would like to reassure them that this action is intended to protect them not just from the supply of drugs but also the other crime types associated with it, including burglary, violence and vehicle crime.
“As a result of our action this morning, we have a number of people in custody this afternoon who hopefully will be helping us with our investigation into the supply of drugs in this part of Lincolnshire.”