ELEVEN people have been snared by police in connection with alleged drugs offences during a crackdown on serious and organised crime.

Mounted police, sniffer dogs and cops on off-road bikes have been drafted in as part of the anti-crime blitz in the Possilpark and Saracen areas.

The Evening Times joined the dawn swoop officers battered down doors of suspects.

We can exclusively reveal details of Operation Induna, which has culminated in a series of arrests.

Ten people - nine men and a 23-year-old woman - have been reported to the procurator fiscal in connection with alleged drugs offences since the operation kicked off this week.

A 24-year-old man was also detained by officers in connection with alleged drugs offences and alleged firearms offences after police swooped on a property in the Milton area.

Another six men and one woman were arrested for a range of offences across the area between Monday and yesterday.

Chief Inspector Joe McKerns, area commander, warned there would be no hiding place for criminals.

He said: "I want to stress that these results are only the start of this operation.

"This is just the beginning of sustained activity, which aims to tackle violence, drugs offences, anti-social behaviour and organised crime.

"It's not just a one-week operation, this is ongoing and will remain ongoing for some time."

The Evening Times joined officers as they carried out a raid in Milton early on Friday morning.

Around a dozen officers - most were dressed in plain clothes - surrounded the three-storey block of flats at around 8am.

Helmeted officers used a battering ram to smash their way into the property.

The 24-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were immediately apprehended while their two Staffordshire Bull Terriers barked loudly.

Investigators then moved inside the flat, where officers searched for any evidence relating to alleged crime.

Officers searched underneath carpets, checked window ledges and examined every room.

Police carry out drug raids early in the morning to avoid the chance of alerting suspected dealers and prevent them disposing of drugs.

Officers were also posted around the perimeter of the block of flats.

CI McKerns revealed more than dedicated 60 cops - including officers on horseback - are involved in Operation Induna.

Four other men were reported for alleged alcohol offences and two males were arrested for an alleged breach of the peace and alleged assault.

During the first three days of the operation, officers stopped almost 140 vehicle and reported a number of individuals to prosecutors for alleged speeding, careless driving and using a mobile phone while driving.

High-visibility patrols will now be stepped up in a bid to reassure members of the public and businesses.

Senior officers said they wanted to clear drugs off the city's street and make life better for Glasgow communities.

CI McKerns urged anyone concerned about drug dealing to contact the police immediately.

He issued a stark warning to those committing drugs crimes and added: "This isn't over.

"Don't think this is a short term operation and we will go away because we won't.

"We will continue to gather intelligence and target you.

"Our aim is to give the community breathing space to make their local areas a better place without criminality."