Seven people – including three from Wiltshire – were arrested as part of an operation which saw nearly half a million pounds worth of cocaine seized.
Approximately £400,000 worth of the Class A drug was found by Serious Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) officers during a raid on an address in Bristol yesterday.
The operation was supported by Wiltshire Police’s newly formed Fortitude crime team.
Four people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs: a 31-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man from Bristol and two men aged 35 and 21 from Essex.
Officers from SOCU later arrested three others on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs; they were a 40-year-old man from Devizes, a 32-year-old man from Chippenham and a 52-year-old man from Swindon.
Detective Inspector Rab Macleod, of SOCU, said: “This is one of the biggest seizures that we have had. To have seized in excess of £400,000 worth of Class A drugs will no doubt have a substantial impact on the drugs community.
“I want to be absolutely clear that we are fully committed to tackling Class A drug supply in Wiltshire; regardless of where you live, we will not allow county borders to get in the way of our investigations. We will continue to target those who supply illegal drugs within our community as we know the detrimental impact it can have on the lives of many – not just those who the drugs are supplied to.”
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