Drug blitz hailed a success
ALMOST 200 arrests were made, and drugs worth nearly £2million seized, in a year-long police blitz on drugs, firearms and stolen goods in Cambridgeshire. The haul included 7,000 cannabis plants as well as thousands of pounds worth of cocaine which were ta
ALMOST 200 arrests were made, and drugs worth nearly £2million seized, in a year-long police blitz on drugs, firearms and stolen goods in Cambridgeshire.
The haul included 7,000 cannabis plants as well as thousands of pounds worth of cocaine which were taken off the streets by officers raiding addresses across the county.
One operation saw heroin worth £50,000 recovered from a car stopped on the A14, and another saw firearms and two sports cars worth £70,000 seized.
In the past year in the Huntingdonshire and Fens area, 100 drug warrants were executed and 62 arrests were made. Police seized 467 cannabis plants, a substantial amount of cocaine and 500 ecstasy tablets.
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The raids included an operation at a house in Childs Pond Road, St Neots, where a man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply. A police investigation is continuing.
Assistant Chief Constable and head of operational policing, Mark Hopkins, said: "By any standards this has been a remarkable campaign with stunning results.
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"It was a real blitz which involved reorganising to make the best use of our resources so that we could target the suspects we wanted to talk to."
The force is planning to continue its drugs campaign ,by making it part of officers daily business.
Mr Hopkins added: "We don't aim to give any respite at all to the people who think they can peddle dangerous drugs, use firearms or steal other people's property in Cambridgeshire."
The warrants were all executed following detailed police investigations, part of which includes information officers receive from the public.
Detective Inspector Ian Simmons added: "Without good information we would not be able to carry out these warrants.
"It is therefore vital that the public continue to call in with any information they may have in relation to criminal activity in their neighbourhood.
"Community intelligence is vital for this ongoing success so, if you suspect a neighbour of being involved in criminal activity, call us."
INFORMATION: Contact the police on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.