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Bedfordshire Police seizes £400,000 of illegal drugs in Luton

Seven kilograms were seized at one address Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police seized nearly £400,000 worth of drugs yesterday (Tuesday).

Around seven kilograms of suspected Class A drugs were seized by officers in Pembroke Avenue, Luton, while a large cannabis factory was dismantled at another address.

“These jobs highlight the true nature and immense threat posed by the use and supply of illegal drugs - which can include serious violence and the exploitation of vulnerable people.”

– Detective Chief Superintendent Nick Bellingham, Bedfordshire Police

Officers recovered around seven kilograms of suspected heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine from the address in Pembroke Avenue, as well as three kilograms of cannabis.

In total, these drugs have an estimated potential street value of around £350,000.

Bedfordshire Police believe this is the largest ever seizure of drugs it has done on a reactive warrant. Officers also seized approximately £1,000 in cash from the address.

A teenager from Luton has subsequently been charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin.

At an address in Derwent Avenue, Luton, officers carrying out a separate warrant dismantled a cannabis factory consisting of around 50 plants spread across three rooms.

A man in his twenties from Luton has been charged with producing a Class B drug as a result of the operation.