Police carry out drug raids across Southampton with NCA

Police officers continued Operation Fortress an operation to improve life in and around Hampshire  in a joint operation today.

Officers from Hampshire Constabulary‬ working with the National Crime agency have executed a number of drugs warrants in and around Southampton city this morning its been revealed.
Hampshire Constabulary  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.

 

Police in Southampton carried out the  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.

15 warrants were executed across Southampton. Seven were executed in the Merseyside area and a further four were executed in London.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.”

Arrests
Breakdown:

Southampton

A 41-year-old man was arrested
A 22-year-old man was arrested
A 19-year-old man was arrested
An 18-year-old man was arrested
A 27-year-old man was arrested
A 20-year-old man was arrested
A 19-year-old man was arrested
A 17-year-old girl was arrested
An 18-year-old woman was arrested
A 14-year-old boy was arrested
A 17-year-old boy was arrested

London

A 23-year-old man was arrested
A 22-year-old man was arrested
A 25-year-old woman was arrested

Merseyside

A 27-year-old man was arrested
A 25-year-old man was arrested
A 24-year-old man was arrested
A 23-year-old man was arrested

 

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