On the 4th of July last year, 54 officers carry out 4 simultaneous drug warrants in the Pill area of Newport as part of Operation Wheel.
These warrants were carried out following information from the local community about the supply of class A drugs.
Today, 8 people were sentenced to 44 years and 3 months in prison for conspiracy to supply illegal drugs.
Detective Chief Inspector Nick Wilkie said: "These latest results demonstrate our on-going and relentless commitment to targeting individuals and groups who are involved in the supply of illegal drugs and ensuring they are bought to justice. This organised crime group committed serious offences openly and brazenly, they thought with impunity they were wrong. The sentences they received today reflect their detrimental effect on the local community and I hope this gives out the message that drug crime will not be tolerated in Gwent and that those who consider a life crime will pay the consequences.'"
We'd like to encourage our communities to continue to work with us to target drug dealing in our area by calling us in confidence on 101, 999 in an emergency or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.