Five arrests made by Wiltshire Police during Operation Harness

Officers from across Wiltshire took part alongside specialist drugs dogs today

Officers from across Wiltshire took part alongside specialist drugs dogs today

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Five arrests were made during a day of action under Operation Harness by police tackling drugs and counterfeit currency.

The Operation Harness day of action took place at addresses in Salisbury and Amesbury with a total of 14 warrants executed.

Officers from across the force took part alongside specialist drugs dogs were used to help search the addresses.

As a result of the operation, five arrests were made.

Details of the arrests are as follows:

• A 24 year old male was arrested on suspicion of possession of class B drugs and money laundering

• A 30 year old male was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs

• A 35 year old male was arrested on suspicion of possession of counterfeit currency

• A 18 year old male was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and theft

• A 42 year old male was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis

• One street sarning for cannabis was issued

• One person was reported for a drugs offence.

Police recovered or seized: counterfeit currency; a bike worth £5,000; about £4,000 in cash; mobile phones; an imitation firearm; and found a cannabis factory.

Sector Inspector, Andy Noble, said: “Today’s activity focused on the disruption of drugs supply, anti-social behaviour related to drug crime and the use of counterfeit currency in the Salisbury area.

"We are working closely with the community to improve safety and to prevent drug related crime and are grateful for the assistance we have received which enabled us to take this positive action today.

“We will continue to tackle drug related crime with our partner agencies and we encourage anyone with information to come forward.”

Angus Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, said: "Days like this should reassure people in southern Wiltshire that the constabulary does have the resources to mount significant operations.

"The raids should also send out a clear message to the public that those people dealing in drugs will be identified, arrested and put before a court.

“I was impressed by the preparation for today’s operation and by the professional manner in which it was carried out.”

Anyone wishing to report drugs related crime should contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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