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1st March 2019

Two women arrested for possession of drugs during Police raids in Barry

BY: Nathan Spackman

Two women from Barry have been arrested following a series of early morning raids by South Wales Police.

Police in Barry carried out drug search operations at three addresses in the town yesterday (Thursday 28th February), resulting in a 51 year old woman being arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug and a 42 year old woman being arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class C drug.

Both women are from the Court area of Barry and are currently being held at Queen’s Road police station in Bridgend.

Sergeant Julie Madoc-Smart from Barry police station said: “This operation targeted drug dealers and those supplying drugs in our communities. We take a hard approach to drugs related offences and this operation sends out a clear deterrent message to criminals that we will find you and arrest you.

“The main purpose of this operation was to target alleged offenders and through planned police activity identify and arrest those involved in the supply of drugs.

 “Our communities do not want drugs within them and the possession and supply of drugs is a criminal offence and one that we take seriously. We will continue to take action against those that offend.
These arrests follow South Wales Police's Operation Avalanche, which saw 120 officers take part in early-morning raids with drug warrants executed at 10 addresses across Barry, Penarth and Dinas Powys in November of last year.

Sgt Madoc-Smart added: “We rely on intelligence from residents to tackle drug supply in our communities and I urge local residents to report any suspicious activity to us”.

Anyone with information relating to illegal drugs should call South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11 or email www.crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information.

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