Operation Spider: Large-scale drug seizure in Guernsey leads to 11 arrests and seven convictions

The operation started in the summer of 2020 with a single piece of information Credit: ITV Channel Television

A large-scale drug seizure in Guernsey, which started in the summer of 2020, has resulted in 11 arrests and seven convictions.

The seizure, named Operation Spider, started with reports of a strong smell of cannabis in St Peter Port.

A search by officers led to the arrest of the two occupants of a house, the discovery of 141 cannabis plants and the seizure of more than £40,000.

The Criminal Investigation Department took on the investigation and examined a phone which led to the arrests of nine further people.

As a result of the large-scale operation, the Head of Law Enforcement has issued two commendations and five acknowledgements of good work for all of the effort that went into the operation.

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