Posted: Fri 14th May 2021

Updated: Thu 10th Jun

County lines drugs police swoop and arrest three men on A55

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, May 14th, 2021

Officers from Merseyside Police’s Project Medusa have today arrested three men as part of an investigation into county lines drug dealing into North Wales, in a joint operation with North Wales Police.

The three were arrested after a planned stop on a car this afternoon in St Asaph. A 20-year-old man from Garston, and a 21-year-old and 28 year-old both from Speke were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

They have been taken to police stations in North Wales where they will be questioned.

Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said: “Officers work day in day out with partner forces, such as North Wales, to cut these county lines dead. We don’t stop at regional boundaries and will work across the country to make arrests and tackle this type of criminality.

“Project Medusa’s primary aim is to seek those who use vulnerable people for their own selfish gain. Ultimately everyone should be warned that if you get involved in crime, you risk facing the consequences.”

“But when we identify vulnerable, exploited people during our enquiries, we ensure they are treated with sensitivity and understanding.”

Traffic was briefly stopped earlier at J28 Waen on the A55 due a police operation, believed to be the one above.

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email:


Gardener to rich and famous reflects on student life in Flintshire after TV success


Covid self-isolation support payment increased to £750 to give ‘further reassurance to anyone who has been told to isolate’


Plans to extend a Flintshire caravan site have been unveiled in a bid to attract more holidaymakers


Welsh government accepts advice from JCVI to offer COVID-19 vaccination to those aged 16 and 17


Met Office yellow warning for heavy rain in Flintshire today


Wales’ Chief Medical Officer expects updated ‘advice’ today on jabs for 16 and 17 years olds


Booster vaccination plans detailed – as almost 85 per cent of eligible adults in North Wales get fully vaccinated


Police call on public for help locating ‘young teenage female’ reported to be ‘sleeping rough’ in Queensferry


Buckley town centre could be transformed under new regeneration plans