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Charges made in crackdown of illegal drugs trade in Cornwall

Charges made in crackdown of illegal drugs trade in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:39am 29th April 2020.

A number of arrests have been made as part of an operation to crack down on the sale of illegal Class A drugs in Cornwall.

Police carried out four warrants at addresses in west Cornwall on Tuesday, resulting in one suspect being charged.

In addition, officers travelled to the West Midlands and Staffordshire, where they were assisted with officers from those forces in securing two further arrests, and the subsequent charging, of suspects linked to the distribution of Class A drugs in Cornwall.

The operation, spanning several months, has been spearheaded by Cornwall’s Proactive Disruption Team.

As part of the investigation, around 1.5 kilos of suspected cocaine, with a street value of around £118,000, in addition to approximately £34,000 in cash, were seized in the run-up to yesterday’s warrants.

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A 33-year-old man from Camborne, 39-year-old man from Walsall and a 34-year-old man from Litchfield were charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. 

The man from Litchfield was also charged with possession of criminal property and Hicken was also charged with possession of a blade.

All three men appeared before Bodmin Magistrates on Tuesday morning.

"Although the need for social-distancing during the Covid-19 lockdown presents us with additional operational challenges, our fight against organised crime does not stop.

"Yesterday’s warrants are the culmination of months of hard work and represent a positive step in our ongoing crackdown on the illegal drugs trade into and throughout Cornwall."

Detective Chief Inspector, Pete Found

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"Our mission is to safeguard and protect our communities.

"Although we are down at the pointy end of the country, we have contacts in a large network of proactive teams throughout the UK and will travel where appropriate to ensure a collaborative approach is taken with our colleagues to combat these serious and organised crime groups."

Detective Sergeant Allen Jordan, from the Proactive Team

To find out more about Cornwall’s Proactive Disruption Team follow @CIOSPDT on Twitter.

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