By James Simons-
Cambridgeshire Police seized thousands of pounds in cash along with the drugs from 13 addresses.
The crackdown was conducted by police forces and Regional Organised Crime Units, who executed warrants at addresses, and visited vulnerable people including those at risk of cuckooing. They also engaged with those who are being exploited by county lines networks.
Drugs Found: Cannabis Drugs Found: Crack And Heroine
In Cambridge, four men and two teenage boys arrested were in possession of crack cocaine and heroin worth about £730 was seized, along with £2,576 in cash.The cash was seized, but the drug line may continue unless cops are able to locate the big men behind the scenes. Drug dealing bosses usually keep their hands clean and employ ‘runners’ to do their dirty work for them. When they get caught, the take the rap by police and by their drug bosses.
Even when caught and potentially convicted, their close friends or family members may be forced to pay the debt owed. Police made another successful arrest in Peterborough when five men and two teenage boys were arrested and caught in possession of crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis worth about £1,200 along with £600 in cash. They cash was seized and the men now face drug charges.
A spokesperson from Cambridgeshire Police told The Eye Of Media.Com that the operation was part of initiative from the National Crime Agency and they would be following other lines of inquiry to trap other drug dealers that may be hiding. ” Our drug operation was very successful and we seized a fair amount of cash which was not out of the ordinary. The operation will continue and we have a lot of leads, but can’t say too much at the moment with ongoing investigations of this nature”.
Chief Constable Nick Dean said: “Drug networks, an in particular county lines, bring a whole host of criminality to our county, including violence and exploitation which I have set as priorities for us as a force to tackle.
“The constabulary has been on the front foot in tackling county lines and the intensification week is just a snap shot of the activity we have been conducting. I can reassure the community this work will not stop. We have seen some excellent work from local policing teams during this week of action, the work to tackle these gangs does not stop.
“We will continue to be relentless in our approach to making Cambridgeshire a hostile environment for criminals to operate in, making our county a safer place. “The public have a vital role to play in building the information and intelligence picture and I am grateful to all those who have come forward to enable us to continue to target those who operate in the drugs environment.”
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