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Drugs Swoops Hit Cornwall

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12:36pm 13th June 2013
(Updated 12:36pm 13th June 2013)

Pirate FM has been on dawn drug raids in Cornwall.

Police have smashed down doors in Bodmin, St Austell and Newquay - and sent in sniffer dogs to search for stashes.

Ten people were arrested after the swoops early on Wednesday morning.

Officers tell us Operation Minnis has been three months in the planning, with reconnaissance sweeps in the lead up to the arrests.

PC Jay Clatworthy was part of the team that targeted an address in Bodmin. He said: "There is the opportunity for any occupants in the address to get rid of, dispose of, flush them down the toilet. So it is imperative that, when we approach an address, we approach quite quietly.

"In this instance there is not much opportunity to do it quietly - so we've just come straight to the front and straight through the front door."

"We're not going to go knocking on the door and expect people to come and open the door for us. That's why we go in with forced entry, just to secure those that are in there and, potentially, the evidence that is inside the address."

It is understood that the operation was part of a plan to disrupt the flow of drugs, including Class A substances like heroin, in Cornwall.

12:36pm 13th June 2013

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