Monday, September 13, 2010

Three Charged With Million Pound Drug Seizure

The three men arrested, aged 53, 50 and 18 have now been charged with conspiracy to supply Class B drugs and possessing drugs with the intent to supply. They have also been charged with possessing a firearm and possessing ammunition after a weapon was recovered from an address in the Holmewood area of Bradford. All three are due to appear before Wakefield Magistrates. The Regional Roads Crime Team supported by Wakefield District Police seized a significant amount of Class B drugs estimated to be worth more than a million pounds during a patrol at a lorry (truck) park. Three men were arrested at Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and are currently being questioned at Wakefield Police Station. Enquiries are ongoing.

Head of the Regional Roads Crime Team, Detective Chief Inspector Richard James, said: “This is an excellent example of us working together with local police to disrupt suspected criminals who cross borders to commit crime.” The Regional Roads Policing Team is the first operational team created by joint collaboration with officers and staff seconded from each of the four police forces of Yorkshire and the Humber. The team was set up in July 2008 with a clear strategic vision to create a hostile environment for criminals that use the road network and cause significant disruption to their illegal business enterprises, from burglary, to drugs, to high value vehicle theft, to people trafficking. It is committed to supplying additional capability to the four police forces of the region wherever needed across the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber.



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