Drug squad seize £25k haul in multiple raids
Updated 1:08pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in By Scott D'Arcy
A CRACK police squad have seized around £25,000 in hard drugs in multiple targeted raids over the last month.
The Dedicated Crime Team North has seized a large quantity of drugs in the Swindon area including last night at a house in Middleaze, where a 22-year-old man and 26-year-old man, both from London, were arrested after approximately £7,000 worth of drugs, believed to be crack cocaine and heroin were discovered.
Last week DET officers also raided a house in Nythe and recovered around £15,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin and an address in Cricklade Road , where they discovered around 18 wraps of cocaine with a street value of around £900.
Two 19-year-old men from the London area and an 18-year-old woman from Swindon were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs in connectionw itht eh Nythe warrant, while a 21-year-old male from the Swindon area was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled Class A drug and being in possession with intent to supply a controlled Class A drug in relation to the cocaine wraps.
All suspects have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Other raids included one on February 12 when officers attended an address in Cambria Court and arrested a 29-year-old man, released on bail, and recovered a quantity of cannabis with a street value of about £1,500.
Then, on Thursday, February 21 a warrant was executed in Ventnor Close and a 54-year-old old man from the Birmingham area arrested after approximately 40 street deals of crack cocaine were recovered with a street value of around £800. The suspect was released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Sergeant Scott Hargreave of the Dedicated Crime Team North said: "We continue to focus our resources on offenders who cause harm within our communities by supplying illegal drugs and we will not accept or tolerate this level of criminality.
"We will continue to target anyone involved in the supply of all types of controlled drugs which cause a detrimental effect to not only those who use the drugs but the wider communities in Wiltshire.
"A number of suspects arrested in connection with some of these offences are coming in from outside our county to ply their trade. We continue to investigate this and it will be robustly policed.
"Community-led intelligence plays a vital part in our investigations and I would urge anyone with any information to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously."