Drugs seized and arrests made in early morning raids


Seven people have been arrested and £300,000 seized in force-wide raids this morning.

Thames Valley Police executed warrants at addresses across the force, including a homes in O’Grady Way and Pakenham Close, Aylesbury.

Homes in Stoke Poges, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes and Witney were also raided, as well as two further warrants at an address in Lechlade, Gloucestershire.

As a result of these warrants police seized more than £300,000 in cash, an Audi A5 car, as well as amounts of what is believed to be class A and B drugs.

A 29-year-old man was arrested at an address in O’Grady Way, while a 27-year old man was arrested in Pakenham Close.

Det Insp Bruce Riddell said: “This will make a significant impact on organised crime groups operating in the Thames Valley.

“By seizing their illegal profits and the possibility of going to prison, this reduces the attraction of becoming involved in organised crime.”

Ch Insp Jim Weems, the silver commander for the operation, said: “Intelligence from local communities is the key to identifying individuals involved in organised crime.

“Together working with our partners today’s operation highlights how important community information is in tackling local crime.”

If you have any information about criminal activity in the Thames Valley, contact police via the non emergency 101 number.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org