Officers recovered a number of illegal substances during the raid. (photo credit: Nottinghamshire Police)

Two suspected drug dealers have been arrested after officers uncovered a large scale drug operation in Basford.

Officers executed a warrant at an address in Ladbrooke Crescent just after 6am on Monday, January 23.

Two men, aged 19 and 43 were arrested for drug offences after the police found half a kilo of cannabis, a tub containing loose cannabis, eight mobile phones, around £600 in cash, a number of scales, loose cocaine, and a knife in the property.

Both men are currently in custody.

Some 57 large canisters of nitrous oxide were found in the living room, as well as cocaine on the bathroom floor and toilet which officers believe the suspects attempted to flush down the toilet as the drug-bust commenced.

Deal bags, hundreds of balloons and clothes worth thousands of pounds were also located during the raid.

Officers suspect that cocaine was left on the bathroom floor. (photo credit: Nottinghamshire Police)

Neighbourhood Inspector Gordon Fenwick, who covers the Basford area, said: “This was a significant result for the team and shows our no-nonsense approach to drug dealing in our area.

“Investigations are now underway to determine the scale of this operation.

“Initial inquiries suggest this was large scale, with eight mobile phones and a significant amount of drugs recovered.

“We have also recovered evidence of packaging which means these drugs seem to be ready for onward supply.

“Drug dealing has an immense impact on communities.

“I hope this result sends out a clear message to those who think they can do it.

“We will be paying you a visit and doing everything in our power to see that you spend time behind bars.”