Hampshire Constabulary have executed 26 drugs warrants this morning as part of Operation Fortress, a partnership approach to shielding your community from drugs, drug related violence and those vulnerable to criminal exploitation.
15 warrants were executed across Southampton. Seven were executed in the Merseyside area and a further four were executed in London.
Police in Southampton carried out this operation in collaboration with the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), The National Crime Agency (NCA), the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Merseyside Police, collectively involving 680 officers. As a result, 18 arrests have been made.
Southampton District Commander, Superintendent Alison Heydari said: “Drugs related activity will not be tolerated in Southampton.
“We continue to work closely with our partners to ensure Southampton is a hostile environment for those who wish to pursue a criminal enterprise in this city.
“The role of the community in tackling drugs related activity is vital, please contact us with any information – if we don’t know about it, we can’t act on it. Help us to keep your community safe and protect vulnerable people from harm.”