Operation Avalanche: eight arrests in second day of action

A second day of action to tackle drug supply in the Vale of Glamorgan has led to eight arrests.

Operation Avalanche activity continued today with more early-morning raids in the Vale. This brings the total arrested over the two days of action to 19.

Local officers joined specialist officers from the Territorial Support Team and the dog section, as well as National Crime Agency officers for the operation.
Officers attended 12 addresses across Barry and Rhoose today with drug warrants executed at six of those addresses.

Officers have today arrested eight people on suspicion of drug offences, six are men and two are women. Those arrested are aged between 31 and 54. They are currently in police custody.

Detective Inspector Dean Taylor said: “Today around 54 officers took part in the second day of action known as Operation Avalanche. This is a large-scale operation to tackle drug supply in the area and I hope this enforcement highlights our tough approach to effectively address these issues.
“We will not tolerate this type of criminality operating within our area and we are committed to disrupting and dismantling these organisations.
“If you have any information on drug dealing then please let us know so we can act.”

Anyone with any information can call 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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