7, 2012 In
photos: £30,000 of drugs seized and man arrested in Highbridge
with a street value of more than £30,000 were seized by
police during a raid in Highbridge on Wednesday morning (March
a dozen police stormed a flat in Highbridge Quay at 7.39am and
a man was arrested, as pictured here, during Avon and Somerset
Constabulary's annual Operation Relentless initiative in which
over 180 people were arrested across the region.
the raid at Highbridge Quay, officers seized 32 cannabis plants
with a street value of over £30,000, plus £1,500 cash,
two Rolex watches, a motorbike and a number of TV screens.
cannabis plants were recovered from the loft of the property,
which had been transformed into a drugs factory, and a quantity
of suspected cannabis was also found in a fridge freezer in the
man was arrested inside on suspicion of cultivating a controlled
drug and money laundering.
has been a great result - we have to ensure that our communities
are safe as possible and people who cause crime need to be behind
bars," Deputy Chief Constable Rob Beckley told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
A group of
Burnham and Highbridge PCSOs delivered information cards to neighbouring
properties around the flat to inform residents about the operation.
day of action which is the biggest operation undertaken
in Avon and Somerset - was held to clamp down on criminals with
the aim of keeping people safe in the force area through visible,
Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, Gold Commander for the whole
operation, said: "Operation Relentless has been running for
seven years and has two main aims to directly target criminals,
reducing crime and disorder, and secondly, to provide public reassurance
through very visible high impact policing."
the fact that we have arrested more than 140 wanted criminals
sends out a strong message that crime does not pay in Avon and
Somerset. Some of these people we have arrested have been a blight
on their local communities."
has been the force's largest operation. Not only have we been
involved in robust enforcement action throughout today but as
the operation continues into the evening we will be continuing
to reassure our communities with high profile patrols."
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