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Humberside Police Seizes Drugs Worth Thousands

Humberside Police Seizes Drugs Worth Thousands

Published by Jon Burke at 12:05am 18th October 2019.

Humberside Police says thousands of pounds' worth of drugs were seized and nine were arrested in the force area as it took part in the national week of action against county lines drug dealing.

Detective Chief Inspector Emma Heatley said:

“Drug dealing and the crime that comes with it can have a huge impact on communities and the vulnerable people that often find themselves caught up in it. 

That is why we are committed to doing everything that we can to take both drugs and drug dealers off our streets. 

We were pleased to take part in the national week of action and it was a busy one for us. Specialist teams on both side of the Humber spent their week carrying out warrants, searching people, seizing drugs and weapons, making arrests and protecting vulnerable people. 

Across the week we had a total of nine arrests, with seven men and two women spending time in our cells.

We also seized a significant amount of class A and B drugs, almost £4,000 in cash and various dangerous weapons, including numerous knives, all of which can now never be used in crime. 

This was a fantastic opportunity to work with forces across the country to share information and identify offenders, helping us to disrupt the supply of drugs. 

As well as enforcement, we also focused our attention on protecting vulnerable people from being exploited by county lines drugs gangs. Last week alone we identified and supported five vulnerable people. 

We worked with schools across the region to educate young people about the dangers of drug crime, helping them to protect themselves from criminal exploitation and choose a more positive path. 

Guidance was also given to businesses to help their staff know how to spot the signs of county lines drug dealing and criminal exploitation, helping them feel comfortable reporting information to us if they see something suspicious.

I am incredibly proud of the work that our teams have been doing over the last week to successfully play our part in the national intensification week. 

I am confident that these results have already made our streets safer, but our work is not done. We will continue to make arrests, stop vehicles and seize drugs and weapons. 

So, if you are involved in the dealing of illegal drugs, then expect an early wake-up call from our teams.”

The force says it relies on information from the public to help us piece together the bigger picture and take action to tackle drug crime.

If you have any information about crime or are concerned that someone you know is being exploited please call the non-emergency number 101 to report it.

Alternatively you can report information anonymously, via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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