Yorkshire news Nine arrested and new county line identified in Harrogate PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Across February and March police seized cash, heroin, cocaine and a hunting knife
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! North Yorkshire Police have made nine arrests and 76 welfare visits in Harrogate during a recent operation targeting county lines drug dealing. During four separate days of action, which took place across February and March, police seized class A drugs and identified a new county line impacting Harrogate. Officers also seized cannabis and amphetamines, £500 cash suspected as being the proceeds of crime, eight mobile phones and one large hunting knife. Heroin and cocaine seized by police had an estimated street value of £2,600 To get the latest email updates from North Yorkshire Live, click here . During the operations, officers arrested four teenage boys from Leeds, one aged 16 and three aged 17, who were believed to be staying with a vulnerable person in Harrogate in a practice known as “cuckooing”. Officers recovered a significant quantity of crack cocaine and heroin, phones, cash and the large hunting knife. One of the boys has since been charged with possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and is currently awaiting trial. The other three remain on police bail while the investigation continues. In a separate incident, two men were stopped in a vehicle travelling from Leeds to Harrogate and were subsequently arrested after officers found 26 bags of suspected MDMA and cocaine inside a pizza box.
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. Detective Sergeant Marcus Dawson, a member North Yorkshire Police’s dedicated Harrogate county lines team, said: “The safeguarding of vulnerable people continues to be a key focus of our work and these nationally funded days of action are very welcome, providing a boost to our existing proactive work, and allowing us to protect more people and disrupt more drug dealers.
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“They also give us an opportunity the gather more intelligence about drug dealing, information that then goes on to inform more operational activity in the future. “Our thanks go to the NCLCC and ROCU for their support with our Harrogate operations. Members of the public can also help us protect vulnerable people by calling in information. No matter how small you believe it to be, your actions could help to keep a vulnerable person safe or get them help and support.”
Detective Inspector Mark Catney, County Lines Crime Co-ordinator for the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: “It is important to work together with partners to tackle county lines crime. “Criminals do not respect force borders so our approach must be to work together to achieve the maximum possible impact – by bringing those responsible for it to justice and by safeguarding vulnerable victims. “I would particularly like to thank the Home Office and the National County Lines Coordination Centre – they provided funding to support this successful operation.”
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