Posted: Wed 10th Feb 2016

Police and partners Keeping Cardiff Safe

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 10th, 2016

A busy 24 hours of action in the Welsh capital involving more than 100 police officers has resulted in 24 arrests for drug offences, fraud, burglary, domestic violence, money laundering and theft. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A busy 24 hours of action in the Welsh capital involving more than 100 police officers has resulted in 24 arrests for drug offences, fraud, burglary, domestic violence, money laundering and theft. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Operation Fulcrum began on Tuesday (9th February) when specialist officers arrested four people on suspicion of fraud and money laundering offences. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The operation continued on Wednesday morning when South Wales Police officers were joined by members of the National Crime Agency and UK Border Force Agency to execute a number of warrants in Riverside, Grangetown and Ely in a series of intelligence led raids on suspected drug dealers and suppliers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The operation brought together proactive search warrants executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act and the Theft Act as well as arrest teams deployed for wanted people. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There were also arrests for burglary, theft, domestic violence and drugs offences . ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As well as recovering suspected Class A drugs, officers have closed down a cannabis factory in Ely and recovered a quantity of suspected stolen property including wine and bikes. Some of these items will be examined by Trading Standards as part of today’s partnership approach to tackling criminality. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

South Wales Police Chief Inspector Joe Jones, who led the operation, said: “Operation Fulcrum is a continuation of a series of multi-agency crime exercises which will be held across Cardiff. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“More than 100 police officers including colleagues from the National Crime Agency, have been working together to tackle volume and organised crime, as well as addressing issues which affect the quality of life of residents who live in our city. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“As well as making a number of significant arrests this operation will continue to disrupt the activities of those who deal in drugs and bring misery to the lives of people here in Cardiff. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Cardiff is a very safe city and crime levels remain at a record low. Operation Fulcrum consolidates this and demonstrates what can be achieved through the collective effort of the police and law enforcement partners such as the NCA.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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