Two prosecuted after Grimsby drug raids


Two prosecuted after Grimsby drug raids

Two men have been prosecuted this week as a result of Operation Galaxy raids, Humberside Police have announced.

Yesterday the force confirmed that a 34-year-old man had been arrested on Monday following the search of a property on Elliston Street, Cleethorpes. 

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of Class A drugs after a quantity of drugs, cash and equipment were recovered from the property. 

He was later released pending further investigation. 

A second property was searched on Tuesday the 1st February.

The warrant at Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby, was executed by the Operation Galaxy team and supported by the Grimsby West Community Team.

On arrival, officers discovered the male occupant to be in possession of suspected Class A drugs. 

He has been reported for summons. 

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.

“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 as the lockdown restrictions ease.

“They also want to know what’s concerning you in your area and will be gathering information from communities as to what issues are bothering you the most. So far, officers have knocked on over 550 doors across the force area.

“It’s important that if there is an issue that is causing you concern, you tell our neighbourhood officers, as they are there to protect you and make your area a safer place.”

Anyone who believes drug production, dealing or use is taking place in their area, is encouraged to report it.

You can do this by contacting Humberside Police via the non-emergency 101 number, or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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