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A man has been sentenced in a case of child trafficking with the youngest victim Wales has seen.Read the full story ›
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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.
At around 5.00pm this afternoon police in Cardiff attended an address on Crwys Road in the Cathays area of Cardiff.
They they arrested two men, aged 49 and 60, from the Splott area on suspicion of the production of Cannabis. Both men have been taken to Cardiff Bay police station.
The street was closed for a short period while investigations took place and the property was made secure.
Armed officers were also deployed as a precaution to ensure the safety of the public.
The Welsh Government is particularly focusing on psychoactive substances, formerly known as 'legal highs', and performance-enhancing drugs.Read the full story ›
The Welsh Government says the number of drug-related deaths in Wales has fallen by 30% over the last five years
Deaths from drug misuse in 2014 fell by 16% compared to 2013 and by 30% since 2010.
The drug misuse mortality rate in Wales has also fallen by 16% compared to 2014, to 39 deaths per million – the lowest rate since 2006.
These figures represent lives lost to families and communities across Wales and while I welcome the news of a further decrease, any death attributable to drugs is one too many.
Tackling drug misuse is a complex issue, which the Welsh Government has been working hard to address.
The fact that drug-related deaths are falling at such a rate in Wales is testament to the significant work which we and our partners are undertaking.