Nearly half a million pounds worth of drugs seized by officers

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Nearly half a million pounds worth of Class A drugs has been seized by our officers from the Serious Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).   

Yesterday (03/11), during the search of an address in Bristol, officers from SOCU, supported by officers from our newly formed Operation Fortitude team, seized approximately £400,000 worth of suspected cocaine. 

Soon afterwards, four people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs:  a 31-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man from Bristol and two men aged 35 and 21 from Essex. 

As part of a separate investigation, officers from SOCU later arrested three others on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs; they were a 40-year-old man from Devizes, a 32-year-old man from Chippenham and a 52-year-old man from Swindon.  

Det Insp Rab Macleod, of SOCU, said: “This is one of the biggest seizures that we have had.  To have seized in excess of £400,000 worth of Class A drugs will no doubt have a substantial impact on the drugs community.
"I want to be absolutely clear that we are fully committed to tackling Class A drug supply in Wiltshire; regardless of where you live, we will not allow county borders to get in the way of our investigations.  We will continue to target those who supply illegal drugs within our community as we know the detrimental impact it can have on the lives of many – not just those who the drugs are supplied to.” 

All seven remain in custody at this time. 
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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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