Six homes raided across Swindon today

Six homes raided across Swindon today

Six homes raided across Swindon today

Two men were arrested on suspicion of class A drugs offences today (Thursday, July 30)  after police raided six addresses across Swindon.

Warrants were executed in Curtis Street, Stockton Road, Holbein Close, Lumley Close, Penhill Drive and Somerville Road, led by officers from Wiltshire Police’s Specialist Crime Department with support from proactive teams and local neighbourhood officers.

Support was provided by firearms officers with specialist equipment to gain entry into some of the properties.

Thousands of pounds worth of class A and B drugs were seized, along with a number of assets believed to be proceeds of crime.

Detective Inspector Rab Macleod said: “Today’s warrants were executed as part of Project Optimise which refers to our work to tackle serious and organised crime within Swindon and Wiltshire.

“During these warrants, we’ve seized thousands of pounds worth of illegal drugs. We’ve also seized designer clothing and footwear.

“Unfortunately, some types of criminal activity have not slowed down during the coronavirus pandemic and those involved will continue to go about their activity no matter what.

“Today’s warrants were all executed on housing estates in Swindon – with more people working from home than ever before, it’s crucial that members of the public continue to help us tackle criminality by reporting concerns about suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhood.”

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A 25-year-old man was arrested at an address in Curtis Street on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at an address in Penhill Drive on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Two other people were also dealt with by way of a fixed penalty and caution in relation to cannabis-related offences and enquiries remain ongoing.

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