Police have thanked members of the public for their help after arresting six people during a drugs raid in the Stroud and Dursley areas of Gloucestershire this morning (Thursday July 12th).
The police are encouraging residents to continue to come forward with information about the use or supply of illegal drugs. People can contact police by dialling 101 or pass on information via Crimestoppers.
A 17-year-old girl was among six people arrested on drugs offences during police raids across Gloucestershire this morning. The teenager and five men, who are all from the Dursley and Stroud areas of the county, remain in police custody.
Firearms officers and specially trained dogs were involved in the search, which uncovered what is believed to be both class A and class B drugs and around £3,500 in cash from a number of addresses. Replica firearms and other replica weapons were also seized from one property.
Homes were raided across Gloucester this morning (Tues) as police continue their battle against drug dealing. A number of arrests were made and cash seized.
The raids were part of an operation aimed at cracking organised and serious crime in the South West.
Detective Inspector Craig Holden from Avon & Somerset Police says more than 10kg of cocaine and over £100,000 have been seized in the last 10-12 months as part of the operation:
Around 100 members of the police were involved in 13 raids early this morning in Gloucestershire, which resulted in the arrests of 6 people.
Avon & Somerset and Gloucestershire forces have been involved in dawn raids. Cash and quantities of suspected drugs have been seized. Detective Inspector Craig Holden from Avon & Somerset Police was pleased with the outcome of the raids:
13 homes were raided by police in Gloucestershire as part of an ongoing drug busting operation. 15 thousand pounds has been seized along with substances and plants believed to be cannabis. It was part of 'Operation Zephyr' - a five force police team tackling organised crime in the South West.