DRUG squad officers have pledged to continue making the lives of dealers difficult.
In July, 23 people were charged with drugs offences following Operation Crackdown's series of dawn raids on addresses in Runcorn, Widnes, Warrington and Liverpool.
Now police will be raiding more neighbourhoods in Halton to continually disrupt the supply of heroin and crack cocaine in the borough.
Operation Crackdown was the largest drugs operation of its kind to be carried out by the force to date and was the culmination of four and a half months of intelligence gathering.
Halton Borough Council deputy leader and Halton Strategic Partner-ship chairman Cllr Rob Polhill said: 'This was a highly organised and efficient operation that saw a major blight on the community removed at a stroke. Its holistic approach saw real
co-operation between many different agencies that will no doubt prove useful in years to come.
'Everyone in the borough should be delighted with its success.'
Now police chiefs are warning deal-ers that the operation was just one element in their clampdown.
Officers are working with staff from Ashley House and drug agencies to make sure those who are arrested and prosecuted are given the opportunity to get help for their addiction.
Det Chief Insp Martin Cleworth,
Northern Area crime manager, said: 'Operation Crackdown has only been possible because of the support from our communities who report dealing to us. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank our partner agencies, who continue to play a key role in offering help and support to those neighbourhoods affected by drugs.' nAnyone with information about drugs can contact police on 0845 4580000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.