1. ITV Report

Police launch operation to catch drug dealers in Jersey

The police are calling for the public's help to catch drug suppliers. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Jersey Police are launching an operation to arrest those involved with supplying drugs in the island.

'Operation Shark' is targeting and detain those involved with organised crime, with the message to drug dealers: "we will catch you and you will pay dearly."

Since Sunday 16 January, the police have issued a number of warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Law, with 13 people between the ages of 17 and 43 arrested.

On Saturday 15 January, 19-year-old James Le Bourgeois died of suspected MDMA consumption in St Lawrence.

The supply, distribution and use of illicit controlled drugs across our island community does untold damage, including to our children and young people - often fatal, as we saw last weekend, following the tragic death of a 19 year old man - the second drug related death in the last six months.

– Chief Inspector Mark Hafey, Jersey Police

Chief Inspector Hafey also says that the force needs the public's help to look for those supplying drugs in the community.

Your eyes and ears can be more far reaching than ours, if you hear or see anything suspicious please call us. Information from the public is vital and your call could be instrumental in helping us to protect a vulnerable person or disrupt the supply of drugs within our community.

– Chief Inspector Mark Hafey, Jersey Police

The police are asking anyone with information about those supplying drugs in Jersey to contact them on 01534 612612 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.