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Strike day cracks down on forcewide drugs activity

News   •   Jul 02, 2019 14:10 BST

Officers have today (2nd July) conducted ten simultaneous warrants on properties across the North of England, South Wales and London in order to crack down on drugs being supplied in our communities.

Officers gathered at 7am this morning where they were firstly briefed before heading into Liverpool, Manchester, Ealing and Cardiff.

Here, the strike day saw 7 people arrested, all on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (listed below):

A 33 year old man from Ealing, London,
A 28 year old man from Butetown, Cardiff,
A 35 year old man from Liverpool,
A 35 year old man from Liverpool,
A 49 year old man from Liverpool,

Additionally, a 26 year old man was produced from HMP Cardiff and a 27 year old man was produced from HMP Manchester.

They were all taken to custody where they are currently being questioned by officers. 

Officers also recovered a large quantity of cash, two firearms from a property in Toxteth and a cannabis farm in the Georgian Quarter of Liverpool.

Superintendent Mark Wiggins said: “Today’s joint day of action has seen a large number of people taken off our street as well as putting a block in the drugs supply chain.

“Supplying, dealing or taking drugs is extremely dangerous. The majority of those living in Merseyside abide by the law, however some people think it is appropriate to pray on the vulnerabilities of others and entice them into consuming or selling drugs which can ultimately lead to them being involved in other serious crime.”

Supt Wiggins added: “No one wants to live next door to a drug dealer and face the repercussions of serious and organised crime that often goes hand in hand with this behaviour.

“If you suspect someone is involved in this sort of criminality or concerned that one of your friends or family members could be at risk of falling into the wrong crowd, then please call us. By reporting it to us, we can take deadly substances off our streets and bring offenders to justice.”