MORE than 40 people have now been charged by police in a major crackdown on the supply of Class A drugs in Keighley and across the Bradford district.

Detectives say the operation should reassure people that information about suspected drug dealing is being acted upon by police.

The latest charges – totalling 21 suspects – follow a series of arrests last week which saw drugs and cash seized as officers carried out warrants at addresses across the area.

Some of those charged following the most recent arrests have already appeared at court, while the others have been bailed until next month. These were in addition to 20 men and two women who were charged last month and have since appeared in court.

Detective Inspector Matthew Walker, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “These arrests and charges are further proof of our determination to prosecute those involved in the supply of drugs in Bradford district.

“I also hope it serves to reassure people that information police receive about suspected drug dealing is being acted on. Anyone with information is urged to pass it on to their local neighbourhood policing team, or report it anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers.”