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Five Arrested In Series Of Police Raids

Thursday April 17 2014

South Yorkshire Police South Yorkshire Police

FIVE people have been arrested and cannabis with a street value of almost £20,000 has been seized in a series of raids.

The joint operation, between South Yorkshire Police and Trading Standards, saw seven warrants simultaneously executed in Wath and Mexborough, with support from specialist firearms teams, police dogs and special constables.

They recovered an array of weapons, £25,000 in cash, counterfeit clothing and cannabis.

At one property in Mexborough, officers uncovered a cannabis factory with 47 plants, with an estimated street value of £19,000.

At another property in Mexborough, a loaded crossbow was found. Other weapons including air pistols and knives were also seized during the raids.

Temporary Detective Inspector Helen Lewis said: "Our efforts continue to tackle criminality in all its forms and the seizures of significant quantities of cash and drugs today will go a long way to making those communities safer places to live and work."

Two 24-year-old men and two women aged 22 and 25 were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs. A 43-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

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Reply Posted by sid on Thursday April 17 2014 at 11:11
Well done..."joint operation" very funny.
Sounds like a proper nest of vipers. Well done to the police. Wath and Mexborough are sahfer places after getting rid of that lot.

Reply Posted by Bungle on Thursday April 17 2014 at 14:54
Well done South Yorkshire Police and Trading Standards yet again another bunch of drug dealing scum off the streets keep up the good work.

Reply Posted by sally on Thursday April 17 2014 at 17:25
Brilliant operation keep it up. The more you keep at it the better it gets. Get them all.

Reply Posted by blah on Thursday April 17 2014 at 18:09
Maybe they should do it a bit closer to home, ie the town centre.

Reply Posted by ha ha on Friday April 18 2014 at 13:36
Well done keep up the good job, get these vermin locked up...

Reply Posted by tdi on Saturday April 19 2014 at 09:20
Keep the drugs in the chemist. Not on the streets.

Reply Posted by bananas on Monday April 21 2014 at 11:34
bungle where duz it say these vermin av been took off the street.? it says arrested. they will b back on the streets within hours.

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