Friday, September 27, 2013

Three arrests in Colwyn Bay in drugs and organised crime crackdown

Three arrests in Rhyl and Colwyn Bay in drugs and organised crime crackdown

Published date: 26 September 2013 | 
Published by: Staff reporter
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THREE men from Rhyl and Rhos on Sea have been arrested following a police operation to tackle drugs and organised crime.

North Wales Police yesterday (Wednesday) conducted a number of search warrants on individuals and addresses suspected of being involved in criminality.

Seven warrants were executed at various addresses across the Denbighshire and Conwy areas, as part of the operation and were undertaken under the Misuse of Drugs Act and the Theft Act.
A 25-year- old man from the Rhyl area was arrested for possession with intent to supply class B controlled drugs, a 40-year-old man from Rhos on Sea was arrested on suspicion of possession class B controlled drugs and paraphernalia and a 33-year-old man from the Rhyl area, was arrested for money laundering following the recovery of a substantial amount of cash.
Acting Detective Inspector Neil Harrison, of St Asaph CID, said: “This was an intelligence led operation which was conducted as part of the on-going commitment by North Wales Police to tackle drugs supply and organised crime.
"We will pursue those individuals involved in criminality relentlessly, with a view to making North Wales a safer place.
"I would urge anyone with information regarding those involved in such criminality to contact North Wales Police on 101 or alternatively via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."

A total of 20 officers were involved, from CID and the Operational Support team.

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