FIFTEEN people were arrested in police raids on the homes of alleged drug dealers in the Camberley area on Wednesday last week.

Class A drugs and firearms were also seized during the early morning swoops, code-named "Operation Unify".

More than 200 Surrey police officers, including firearms experts and dog handlers, took part in the operation which followed six months' undercover work.

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Deanus, who spearheaded the crackdown, said he expected more arrests to follow.

The aim, he continued, was to rid the streets of drugs by targeting dealers. "This will reduce crime and reassure the community," he said.

"Drug dealers peddle misery and Surrey police is committed to tackling them head on. These people must face the consequences of their actions."

DCI Deanus also praised the dedication and professionalism of the officers who took part in the operation.

"I am extremely pleased with the results we have obtained," he added.

To build on the operation's success, the public is being asked to pass on information about suspected drug dealers.

They can ring either Camberley CID on 01276 27131, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where calls are anonymous and free.