SERIES OF RAIDS AS POLICE CRACK DOWN ON DRUG MISUSE

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POLICE are continuing a crackdown on the “scourge” of drug misuse in Aberystwyth after a series of raids.

The Cambrian News reported “On Thursday, officers executed warrants at a number of properties in the Aberystwyth area as part of an ongoing operation.

Chief Inspector of Operations for Ceredigion Steve Davies said that while no arrests have yet been made, there were a “number of positive outcomes”.

Chief Inspector Davies, speaking to Aberystwyth town councillors last month said that drug misuse in Aberystwyth is a “recurring theme” for police in the town and that “work is ongoing” after a slew of arrests in the area following several targeted drugs raids aimed at dealers.

In June, six arrests were made in Aberystwyth as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

The intelligence-led raids on Thursday were in response to “concerns” from the community and “enquiries are continuing.”

Chief Inspector Davies, said: “Dyfed-Powys Police executed a number of search warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act in the Aberystwyth area on Thursday, 20 July, as part of an ongoing operation targeting the supply and use of illegal drugs in the area.

“There were a number of positive outcomes from the search warrants undertaken, although at the current time no arrests have been made.

“Enquiries around this are continuing.

“We responded to concerns and feedback from the community in respect of the scourge of drug misuse.

“We thank the public for their understanding and co-operation whilst this action was taking place.”

Police urge anyone with information about drug misuse in Aberystwyth to contact police on 101, or call Crimestopeprs anonymously on 0800 555 111″ here.

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