Over the past two weeks local officers have targeted the use and supply of drugs, associated crime and safeguarded vulnerable people. The activity happened was part of the National County Lines Intensification Week and was followed up with a proactive operation in Cornwall.
Earlier this week, Project Medusa, a dedicated County Lines team from Merseyside Police carried out a joint operation with local police in Cornwall and South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SWROCU) to target drug related offences in the county.
Teams focused their work on Newquay and Penzance but also carried out warrants in Truro and St Austell and stopped a vehicle with links to drugs supply on the M5 near Exeter. This was a dynamic operation involving many teams including Roads Policing, Drones, Special Constables, Intelligence, Crime and Neighbourhood. The operation resulted in:31 arrests for a range of drug related offences, theft of a vehicle, possession of weaponsVehicles seized for no insurance/MOT/licenceSeizure of drugs, cash and bladed weaponsOver 100 officers and staff supported the operation
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