‘Relentless’ police officers raided an address in Swindon this morning, recovering a massive haul of guns, knifes, drugs, cash, bicycles and motorbikes.
Officers from the Community Tasking Team, Community Policing Team, PCSOs and Specials along with the housing team from Swindon Borough Council were involved in the execution of the warrant on an house on Beech Avenue.
They discovered up to £10,000 in cash, cannabis worth approximately £3,000, weapons including: pistols, a rifle, machetes and knives, and nine push bikes, five motorbikes and two quad bikes.
Three local people were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and money laundering; an 18-year-old man, a 21-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman are currently in custody.
Swindon Borough Policing Commander Superintendent Adrian Burt said: “This is just the start of our intensive, on-going work in Pinehurst.
“We will be absolutely relentless in dealing with these issues which have blighted the lives of many generations of decent, honest, hardworking people in this area.
“For years, it’s been the case of the small minority spoiling it for the majority in Pinehurst – and that is going to stop.
“We have been working and will continue to work alongside our partners including: Swindon Borough Council’s Housing Department, HMRC and the Department for Works and Pensions to crack down on the criminal fraternity operating in our town.
“My message for anyone committing crime or causing issues in this area or any part of Swindon is: ‘stop it or deal with us and the consequences.'”
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