Posted: Tue 11th Oct 2016

Drugs ‘Crackdown’ Gwynedd

This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 11th, 2016

North Wales Police’s pursuit of those who possess and supply controlled drugs in Gwynedd north continued today (Tuesday 11th October) when local Police executed three Misuse of Drugs Act search warrants in Bangor, Felinheli and Llanllechid near Bethesda. A quantity of what are believed to be controlled drugs, cash and associated paraphernalia were recovered from Bangor and Llanllechid and two men have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

District Inspector at Bangor Owain Llewellyn who oversaw today’s action said “Our focus on targeting those few in our communities who cause the most harm has moved forward with today’s action. Under Operation ‘Rattle’ local officers carried out a number of searches resulting in the seizure of controlled drugs, cash and the arrest of two men from Llanllechid aged in the their 60s and 30s. Both will face questioning later today. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Today’s action is just the start and further searches are planned. It is vitally important we listen to concerns from our local communities and where necessary take proportionate and positive action. It was clear from the local response that today’s operation was very well received particularly as we’d invited local Councillors to independently observe. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Possession and distribution of controlled drugs will not be tolerated in our communities and we will continue to take positive, robust action. However we can’t tackle this problem alone and key to all our work, and that of our partners, is intelligence and I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing their concerns with us. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Information can be passed to Police in several ways, from either speaking to your local Police Officer or PCSO, contacting the control room direct via the live chat or phoning 101 or messaging via Facebook or Twitter. If you’d rather pass information anonymously then phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“In line with the force’s Operation Scorpion we are fully committed to the investigation of serious and organised crime and eradicating it from our communities and I’d reiterate that anyone with information regarding the production and supply of controlled drugs or anyone they believe is involved in organised crime contact North Wales Police.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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