Large bag of Mamba recovered. (Photo credits: Nottinghamshire police)

Police officers have arrested five people and recovered a large quantity of drugs following several raids on properties in Nottingham.

Warrants executed in Sneinton and the city centre led to the raid of three properties in Bentinck Court and Shakespeare Street on Monday, May 3.

Officers carried out early morning raids, which led to a large bag of Mamba being taken off the city’s streets.

Det Sgt Louise Bradford, investigation lead, said: “The action yesterday sends out a clear message to those who want to sell drugs on our streets – we will not tolerate it and we will take action.

“This was excellent work by officers who executed three Misuse of Drugs Act warrants and made five arrests.

She added: “The proactive raids responded to feedback about supply of drugs which has such a big impact on the community.”

Police said two men, 60 and 46, and a woman, 32, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply but have been released under investigation since.

A man, 54, was detained as well and he remains in police custody for questioning.

A 36-year-old-man was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply following a raid in Shakespeare Street in Nottingham city centre.

Karl Thomas, Neighbourhood Inspector for Sneinton, said: “Drugs is a priority for us in the area and something we are committed to tackling.

The local neighbourhood team responding to community concerns worked closely with officers to obtain and subsequently execute the warrant.

“I’m really pleased with the outcome and it’s testament to the officers involved for their hard work, professionalism and tenacity.”

Nottinghamshire Police said that enquiries continue into the three properties to establish the circumstances of the finds.