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West Yorkshire: Police Strike On Drugs In Op Snakecrest

September 25, 2012, 9:59 am

Twenty five arrests, ten house searches, nine drugs warrants, seven vehicle seizures and over £250,000 worth of Class A drugs recovered.

These are just some of the results of the week long ‘Operation Snakecrest targeting drugs related crime across the Tong and Wyke area of Bradford.

The local Neighbourhood Policing Team worked side by side with CID officers, acting on information from local residents.

Inspector Andy Addy of the Tong and Wyke Neighbourhood Policing Team said it was extremely successful:

“This work came about as a direct result of information from local residents. We were able to build an intelligence picture of individuals suspected of being involved in illegal activities and undertake a week of concerted action.

“This resulted in the seizure of around £250,000 of pounds of Heroin during two vehicle stops as well as the discovery of seven cannabis farms which were subsequently dismantled.

“In one warrant on Harmon Close in Bierley, a large quantity of cash was found including a counterfeit note. Two high value mountain bikes which were suspected stolen were also located along with over twenty electrical tools. A man was subsequently arrested from the address on suspicion of Money Laundering and burglary.

“This was just one of the many warrants which saw arrests for the Possession and Supply of drugs, Theft, Arson and the non payment of fines totalling over £5,000.

“Officers also undertook fifty vehicle stops where seven were seized for having no insurance.

“Central to this operation was the co-operation of the public. Residents offered more information as we spoke to them in the streets which we were able to act upon.

“People are clearly confident that their concerns are being met and that positive action is being taken. We are addressing the issues which mean the most to people and which affect their quality of life.

“It does not stop here, however, with more work planned to follow in Tong and Wyke as a result of this initial success. We will also be looking to extend the operation out to other areas of the city within the next month.”

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