YORKSHIRE: Quantities of controlled drugs have been seized and eight people arrested as part of an operation tackling the supply of Class A drugs. Officers from Doncaster’s Fortify team were out on the ground from 5am this morning (Wednesday 24 July), executing seven warrants in New Rossington, Woodlands and Balby.
A joint operation between Greater Manchester Police also saw warrants carried out in Bury, Ashton and Heywood. Warrants were executed at a total of 14 addresses throughout the morning. Six men, aged 19, 30, 31, 39, 52 and 59 and two women, aged 41 and 44, have been arrested on suspicion of a number of drug related offences and currently remain in custody for questioning. Approximately £20,000 in cash was recovered, in addition to several kilograms of controlled drugs.
Sergeant Matt Cowling, leading the Fortify team for the operation, said: “Today’s warrants are another positive step forward in tackling organised crime and the supply of controlled drugs within our communities.
“Keeping residents safe and identifying those involved in this type of criminality is our absolute priority. Those involved in organised crime often prey on vulnerable communities and can leave residents living in fear; this is why we will continue to be relentless in identifying and pursuing those involved.
“I’d like to thank officers from Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Organised Crime Group, who executed warrants in their patch today, as our joint efforts continue to eradicate organised crime.
“I’d also like to thank members of the local community for their patience during the activity this morning. Your continued support enables us to better tackle this issue and I’d urge anyone with concerns to come forward and speak to us. “You can contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”