46 arrested in Cardiff drug raids

South Wales Police says 46 suspected drug dealers have been arrested after a series of raids in Cardiff. Another woman has been arrested for possession of CS spray.

Council: Arrests should reassure Cardiff residents

Cardiff Council and the local health board have been involved with Operation Foxtrot - which has lead to the arrest of dozens of suspected drug dealers in the capital.

The council says it hopes local people are reassured by "the work which is being done to tackle drug dealing in their neighbourhoods."

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board says the crackdown has disrupted the supply of drugs, which will "hopefully provide users with the catalyst they need to seek treatment".

The impact of drug dealing within our communities cannot be underestimated. The affect that it has on people’s lives and the environment can be devastating.

I am really pleased that the operation has been successful and provides reassurance to those communities about the work which is being done to tackle drug dealing in their neighbourhoods.

I know this is an issue of serious concern for many residents and I hope this and the other measures that the partnership is taking help to provide reassurance that we are committed to taking action to keep Cardiff a safe city in which to live and to visit.

– Cllr Lynda Thorne, Cardiff Council

Operation Foxtrot has disrupted the regular supply of Class-A drugs in Cardiff which will hopefully provide users with the catalyst they need to seek treatment.

Throughout the operation, drug support services have been proactive in offering help and support to drug users and this will continue.

As a service we hope to encourage and empower people to regain control of their lives and motivate them to tackle their problems.

– Conrad Eydmann, Head of Substance Misuse at the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

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Arrests over supplying heroin, cocaine, amphetamine

South Wales Police has released the following examples of people arrested in Cardiff over the last three weeks, in an undercover operation aimed at tackling the supply of drugs in the city.

The drugs they are suspected of supplying include heroin, cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis.

  • A 28-year-old man from Pentwyn arrested and charged with 7 counts of supplying heroin and cocaine in Roath. Remanded in custody
  • A 27-year-old man from Grangetown arrested and charged with 14 offences relating the local supply of cocaine, heroin, cannabis and amphetamine. Remanded in custody
  • A 17-year-old from Grangetown and his 49-year-old father arrested on suspicion of supplying cannabis and possession with intent to supply. They are on police bail pending enquiries
  • A 23-year-old man from Splott arrested and charged with four offences of supplying heroin and one offering to supply cocaine in Butetown. Remanded in custody

Anyone with information on the supply of drugs is urged to call South Wales Police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police raid Cardiff homes in drugs crackdown

South Wales Police has released this video, which shows officers raiding houses in Cardiff, to arrest suspected drug dealers.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Brown says Operation Foxtrot means "taking drugs off the street, putting the dealers in prison, cleaning areas where drugs deals have taken place, and providing support to drug users."

The operation was run by the police, Cardiff Council and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, with support being offered for drug users.

46 suspected drug dealers arrested in Cardiff

46 suspected drug dealers have been arrested in connection with more than 200 drug offences in Cardiff.

In the last three weeks, 40 men, 4 women and 2 juveniles have been arrested.

Another woman has been arrested for the possession of CS spray.

A six-month undercover operation targeted people supplying class-A drugs, such as heroin and crack cocaine, in the Roath, Cathays, Riverside, Grangetown and city centre areas.

South Wales Police says the areas were chosen due to information and concern from members of the local community.