Op Truro leads to 14 arrests throughout Barry and Penarth

A day of action to tackle crime and address community concerns throughout Barry and Penarth has led to 14 arrests.

Op Truro which took place on Thursday, saw 14 people arrested on suspicion of a range of offences including theft of diesel, aggravated burglary, possession of class A & B drugs, possession with intent to supply class B drugs, cannabis production and drug driving.

During the targeted operation, which ran in addition to regular daily policing activity, five drug warrants were also executed across the area. During the raids officers found crack cocaine, cannabis, cash and a samurai sword.

Officers and PCSOs joined forces with Trading Standards to target rogue traders in Penarth using ANPR technology. Specialist police teams stopped around 35 vehicles to check drivers’ details, inspect vehicles and business documents.

An exercise to stop speeding vehicles was also undertaken in Barry. Officers also visited hotels in the area to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Chief Inspector Tony Williams said: “Thursday’s day of action was about working closely with different teams throughout the force and partners from numerous agencies to tackle the issues that the public are regularly telling us matter most to them.
“The results speak for themselves, and I want to reassure our local communities, that while that particular day of action has ended, our commitment to tackling crime and protecting the most vulnerable in our communities has not. Our officers will continue to target those whose criminal activities blight the lives of the Vale communities.”

If you have any information on criminal activity in the area then call us on 101.

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