Handsworth drug den shut down by police

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A drugs den in Handsworth has been shut down by police.

Police serving the closure notice at a drugs den in Handsworth

Police serving the closure notice at a drugs den in Handsworth

A three-month closure order has been put in place on the flat in Whateley Road after drugs and a “significant amount” of cash were found during a raid at the property earlier this month.

Five people – aged between 30 and 66 – were arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and released under investigation.

West Midlands Police were then granted a closure order under the Anti-Social, Crime and Policing Act at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

Inspector Ifty Ahmed, from Birmingham Police, said: ” We have worked alongside our partners to take decisive action and close this flat.

“Residents told us their lives were being blighted by activities and we acted strongly to stop this.

“We will always work with landlords to address problem tenants – but we won’t hesitate to intervene like this when we consider it necessary.”

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