Posted: Thu 20th Jun 2024

Cheshire and North Wales Alliance Police Dogs lead to arrests and drug seizures

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

In a series of successful operations on Wednesday, the Cheshire and North Wales Alliance Police Dogs have once again demonstrated their invaluable contribution to law enforcement, leading to significant drug seizures and arrests in Shotton and beyond.

The Green Team Dogs, including PD Polly, PD Arlo, and PD Sansa, showcased their exceptional training and skills throughout the day. A standout moment occurred when PD Sansa located a discarded bag containing drugs thrown into water.

The bag, which also held a phone and significant quantities of Class A and B drugs, had been discarded in an attempt to evade detection. Sansa’s precise indication of the bag’s location led to a successful arrest.

A spokesperson for the North Flintshire Neighbourhood Police Team explained, “Acting on intelligence from a member of the public, we stopped persons in Shotton. It was a bad day for one of them as he was then arrested for a long list of offences having been found in possession of Class A, Class B, and an offensive weapon. In an attempt to hide what he was up to, he also threw a bag into the river – UNLUCKY as our dog unit was available and sniffed it out again!”

In another operation in Colwyn Bay, PD Polly assisted officers in locating controlled drugs at an address. The ongoing investigation aims to identify and apprehend the owner of the substances found. Meanwhile, PD Arlo was instrumental in capturing a suspect who fled from a vehicle and attempted to hide in dense bushes. Guided by a police helicopter, Arlo and his handler quickly located the suspect, demonstrating effective teamwork between air and ground units.

The Cheshire and North Wales Alliance Police Dogs unit took to Facebook to praise their canines, stating, “A great team effort by all of our dogs assisting officers throughout Cheshire and North Wales every day.”

These operations underscore the unique capabilities of police dogs in drug detection and suspect apprehension, making them indispensable assets to the force.

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