Posted: Wed 1st Mar 2023

Flintshire drug arrests following joint operation with Merseyside Police

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 1st, 2023

Four people have been arrested for alleged drug offences in Flintshire following a joint operation by officers from North Wales Police and Merseyside Police as part of Operation Medusa.

The operation, which took place on Tuesday, February 28, was designed to tackle county lines and drug supply in North Wales.

Police said there were several positive stop searches for drug possession and a number of people were also arrested for road traffic offences.

The four individuals arrested for alleged drug offences remain under investigation.

Chief Inspector Emma Parry, of North Wales Police, stated that the force remains committed to targeting those involved in county lines drug supply, which has a significant impact on the communities of North Wales.

She also emphasised the importance of working with other police forces across the UK to disrupt organized crime.

“They do not respect borders, the communities they bring harm and misery to, or the vulnerable people they exploit in the pursuit of illegal proceeds of crime,” she said. “We value any information from our communities and take any concerns raised seriously.”

Chief Inspector Parry urged anyone with information related to drug supply in Flintshire North to contact the police via their website, by calling 101, or anonymously via Crimestoppers.

The arrests made in this operation are part of an ongoing effort to combat drug-related crime in North Wales.

The police have been working to disrupt the activities of county lines drug dealers, who often use vulnerable people to transport and sell drugs across different parts of the country.

County lines drug dealing has become a significant issue in recent years, with gangs from urban areas exploiting young and vulnerable people in smaller towns and rural areas.

The police have responded by working with other forces and agencies to disrupt these networks and support the communities affected by drug-related crime.

While the police have made progress in tackling county lines drug dealing, it remains a significant challenge, and they rely on the support of the public to help them identify and disrupt these criminal networks.

“If you’re aware of drug dealing or suspicious activity taking place, contact the police,” said Chief Inspector Parry.

Reports help officers build a bigger picture of criminal activity in the area.

Reports can be made via the online service: https://orlo.uk/wO72M or by calling 101. Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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