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Police in Barnsley arrest seven and seize one million cigarettes

March 6, 2013, 1:22 pm

On Wednesday, 27 February, police in Barnsley carried out an operation to tackle serious and organised crime in Barnsley and seized one million cigarettes, 4kg of heroin and arrested seven people.

Police seized the cigarettes, half from a house in Honeywell, Barnsley and half from a house in Darfield, Barnsley and recovered 4kg of heroin from a house in Grimethorpe.

Seven people were arrested and a 48-year-old man and a 28-year-old man, both from Barnsley have now been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and appeared at Barnsley Magistrates court on Friday, 1 March and have been remanded in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wilkie said: “This was a very successful operation, which is part of our commitment in Barnsley to target criminals in the borough who make others lives a misery.

“We will continue to target the main offenders, not only will be bring them before the courts, but we will seek to seize their assets often illegally gained and reinvest them into local communities.”

High visibility patrols were also conducted throughout the day in Barnsley as well as reassurance and engagement with the public.

 
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