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'Largest' drugs raids leads to 15 arrests

The operation began in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Credit: BBC Wales

Fifteen people have been arrested in raids in Conwy and Anglesey targeting those who police suspect to supply Class A drugs in the region.

More than 250 police raided 27 properties in north Wales and north west England to tackle the supply of cocaine across the area.

North Wales Police said the strikes were its largest drugs operation in almost 20 years.

All those arrested are being held in custody in north Wales.

Police have apologised to a family after they executed a search warrant at an incorrect address.

They will be arranging for the damage to be repaired.

More than 250 officers were involved. Credit: BBC Wales

Our commitment in keeping our communities safe remains a priority is also aimed at those bringing drugs into our communities from outside north Wales and in line with ‘Operation Scorpion’ is directly targeting serious and organised crime.

It is vitally important we listen to concerns from our local communities and where necessary take proportionate and positive action’

Drugs trafficking and the inherent misery and violence it brings with it is a plague in our society and we will continue to take positive, robust action to bring offenders to justice.

– Det Supt Iestyn Davies, Borth Wales Police