£70,000 worth of cannabis seized in Grimsby

£70,000 worth of cannabis seized in Grimsby

£70,000 worth of cannabis seized in Grimsby

Officers for Humberside Police’s Operation Galaxy have seized £70,000 worth of cannabis from a property in Grimsby.

The task force, tackling anti-social behaviour and crime in the local community, was launched in October 2019.

It targets criminals across our area who are causing our communities the most harm.

It is made up of detectives, officers and staff from various force departments – including major crime, roads policing and intelligence.

This morning, the team carried out search warrant at a residential property in Hainton Avenue at 7:30am.

A large cannabis grow was found and seized.

One person is now in police custody on suspicion of cultivating cannabis, while the investigation continues.

Between December 2019 and December 2020, Operation Galaxy seized drugs to the value of £610,000.

Chief Superintendent Darren Downs, the lead for Operation Galaxy said:

“We’ve recruited over 500 new officers in the past three years, meaning we’ve got more people on the street to protect the most vulnerable in our communities, tackle the issues that matter to you the most and engage with a purpose.

“As part of Galaxy, we have targeted and deployed both uniform and plain clothed officers to 15 hotspot areas which are known for higher levels of crime and antisocial behaviour over the past two nights, to offer a highly visible presence and act as a deterrent to criminals who would commonly gather in these areas.

“Engagement with you as the people we serve is a crucial part of ensuring this operation’s success, which is why our NPTs are now more highly visible and door knocking in areas where warrants are taking place, to update you on the action taken and that we are not letting criminals resume their activity.”

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