Posted: Thu 15th Mar 2018

Large scale police operation sees number of drugs raids in Deeside

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 15th, 2018

North Wales Police seized a ‘substantial’ amount of Class A drugs from a house in Deeside as officers carried a series of simultaneous raids this morning.

More than 50 police officers including armed and dog units took part in Operation Brightly targeting those believed to be dealing in Class A drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police officers being briefed this morning on Operation Brightly – around 50 were involved.

Seven addresses in the area including Osbourne Court, Bryn Road, Hamilton Avenue, Ivy Court, Farm Drive, Dodd’s Lane and Quay Wharf were raided during the operation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Much of the intelligence which led to today’s action came from within the Deeside community. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two men were arrested at the Quay Wharf property after police discovered multiple bags of brown and white powder believed to be Class A drugs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Multiple bags of brown and white powder believed to be Class A drugs recovered from one property this morning

Deeside.com accompanied police officers on one of the drugs raids at Bryn Road. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

At the address officers from the Cheshire and North Wales Armed Alliance gained access to the property by breaching the front door using a hydraulic ‘strongarm’ power tool. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Several officers contained the rear of the property as the ‘strike’ took place, a police dog unit stood by incase anyone in the property tried to flee. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The ‘BIG RED KEY’ was brought out to gain entry to houses.

The door was forced open in just a few seconds, that enabled uniformed and plain-clothed police officers to rush in and execute the search warrant. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

At the same time a raid on a house in Farm Drive uncovered a small quantity of class A drugs – police also said a number of mobile phones were seized which could contain evidence of drug dealing. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Inspector Andy Griffiths who led todays operation said;

“We will not tolerate drug dealing and drug use and I want to reassure local residents that we will take action.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This very successful large scale operation today demonstrates that we will pursue those who cause harm in our communities. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We rely on intelligence from local people to tackle crime. We are grateful to the community for the patience and cooperation and I would encourage anyone with information to contact police on 101 or use the live webchat   ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Your local policing team are on Twitter and Facebook. Why not give them a follow to keep up to date with the latest from your area.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously – call 0800 555 111. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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