County lines drugs bust in Cornwall

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

Police have made six arrests following a series of search warrants at several residential addresses in Cornwall.

The investigation was conducted as part of the Force’s crackdown on County Lines drug dealing.

A large quantity of suspected Class A drugs and cash were seized as part of the operation which took place in the St Austell area throughout the day on Tuesday 4 February.

A further two men were arrested in a vehicle in Devon.

The operation was led by Cornwall’s Proactive Disruption Team supported by the Force Support Group, the neighbourhood policing team, specialist firearms officers and dog units and involved between 20 and 30 officers.

Detective Chief Inspector Pete Found, said: “Yesterday’s operation was a successful part of our wider investigation into drug dealing in Cornwall.

“We would encourage members of the public to contact us if they witness suspicious activity or have any information they think could assist our ongoing enquiries into County Lines drug dealing.

“Due to operational sensitivities, we are unable to release any more details at this time.”

A 44-year-old man from Truro and a 44-year-old man from St Austell have been arrested on suspicion of supplying a Class A drug and have been bailed until March pending further enquiries.

Four men, two aged 22, one aged 21 and another aged 46, all from the West Midlands, have been arrested on suspicion of supplying a Class A drug and have been bailed until March pending further enquiries.

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