Posted: Fri 5th May 2023

Arrest made in Flintshire as drugs and knives seized in police raid

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, May 5th, 2023

A man has been arrested in Flintshire after a quantity of drugs and knives were seized from a property during a warrant today.

Acting on information provided by the public, officers executed the warrant at an address in Bron y Wern, Bagillt on Friday, May 5th.

The operation resulted in the recovery of a significant amount of Class A and Class B drugs, as well as knives.

The 27-year-old suspect was taken into custody on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs, as well as possession of an offensive weapon.

Inspector Wesley Williams highlighted the importance of community engagement in leading to the successful warrant execution.

He stated, “We take a robust approach against anyone found to be illegally in possession of a knife or bladed article and I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to rid yourselves of any unwanted or illegal weapons by taking them to our knife amnesty bins which are located at our police station front counters.”

Insp Williams said a tough ban on a wide range of knives, weapons, and specific firearms came into force in July 2021, as part of Government action to tackle violent crime and serious violence.

“Cyclone knives, spiral knives and ‘rapid-fire’ rifles were among those covered by the ban, all of which are associated with serious violence in communities across the country.”

“A new legal definition of flick knives, banned since 1959, also took effect, resulting in more bladed weapons being outlawed.”

“All weapons banned in public by the Criminal Justice Act 1988, including zombie knives, shuriken or death stars and knuckledusters, are now also banned in private, meaning people can no longer keep them at home.”

“Anyone unlawfully possessing a firearm covered by the ban will face up to 10 years in prison and those possessing one of the other weapons can be sentenced to up to six months imprisonment or a fine or both.”

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