Friday 17 Jan 2020
Officers from North Wales Police supported by colleagues from Merseyside Police and British Transport Police have today executed 8 search warrants across Conwy and Denbighshire.
The purpose of the coordinated action was directly targeting those involved with County Lines criminality and the exploitation of vulnerable people throughout our region.
One man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs, and three others will be interviewed by police at a later date, following warrants in Pensarn, Abergele, Rhyl and Colwyn Bay. A quantity of drugs together with related paraphernalia and a number of mobile phones were seized.
Denbighshire County Chief Inspector Alwyn Williams said: “Our commitment in keeping our communities safe remains a priority and I’m sure today’s action will reassure many. I’d like to thank the community for their patience, understanding and support whilst the operation unfolds.”
“Crime associated with County Lines and the distribution of controlled drugs will not be tolerated and we will continue to take positive, robust action however we can’t tackle this alone and key to all our work is intelligence. I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing their concerns with us.”
Officers working in partnership with BTP and Merseyside police also undertook proactive patrols in support of the ongoing operation where two further arrests were made.
CI Williams added: “Today’s operation is another example of North Wales Police listening to concerns and intelligence from our communities and acting upon them in an effort to make North Wales the safest place in UK.”
“I’d also like to thank colleagues in North Wales Police, Merseyside and British Transport Police whose commitment and professionalism has enabled today’s operation to take place and for their continued help and support as this investigation continues.”
Information can be passed to North Wales Police by contacting the control room via the web live chat http://www.northwales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx or by phoning 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.