Tack­ling deal­ers on MÔn

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OVER the last three weeks, po­lice of­fi­cers on An­gle­sey have con­ducted seven en­force­ment war­rants across the is­land as they con­tinue to ad­dress the is­sues of sup­ply and use of con­trolled drugs.

War­rants have been ex­e­cuted in ar­eas in­clud­ing Holy­head, Llangefni and Benllech with of­fi­cers seiz­ing a sig­nif­i­cant quan­tity of class A & B con­trolled drugs as well as drugs-re­lated para­pher­na­lia. Sev­eral peo­ple have also been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the seizures and have since been re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Chief In­spec­tor Mark Arm­strong, County Chief In­spec­tor for An­gle­sey, said: “The pri­mary aim of this pe­riod of en­force­ment ac­tion has been to en­sure the safety and well­be­ing of our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

“We have been work­ing in part­ner­ship with the Hous­ing Depart­ment at An­gle­sey County Coun­cil to en­sure the con­cerns of their res­i­dents are be­ing ad­dressed, and this close work­ing re­la­tion­ship is pay­ing div­i­dends for both or­gan­i­sa­tions. By closer work­ing, and shar­ing in­for­ma­tion and in­tel­li­gence, it en­ables us to iden­tify prob­lem ar­eas and in­di­vid­u­als for both or­gan­i­sa­tions.

“I would like to also thank the lo­cal com­muni- ties and res­i­dents of An­gle­sey. The in­for­ma­tion and in­tel­li­gence pro­vided is cru­cial in our fight against those who would cause harm in our com­mu­ni­ties. I would like to re­as­sure them that when­ever we have suf­fi­cient in­tel­li­gence to en­able us to take en­force­ment ac­tion, of­fi­cers will carry out the work re­quired to ad­dress any crim­i­nal­ity in­volved. “Our goal of tar­get­ing those few in our com­mu­ni­ties who cause the most harm will con­tinue and – in line with the force’s Op­er­a­tion Scor­pion – is di­rectly tar­get­ing those in­volved in se­ri­ous and or­gan­ised crime. Pos­ses­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion of con­trolled drugs will not be tol­er­ated and we will con­tinue to take pos­i­tive, ro­bust ac­tion. How­ever we can’t tackle this prob­lem alone and key to all our work, and that of our part- ners, is in­tel­li­gence. I can­not em­pha­sise enough the im­por­tance of the com­mu­nity shar­ing their con­cerns and in­for­ma­tion with us. This can be passed on by con­tact­ing the Po­lice con­trol room di­rect via the web live chat http://www. north- wales. po­lice. uk/ con­tact/ chat-sup­port.aspx or phon­ing 101. If you would rather pass in­for­ma­tion anony­mously then phone Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.”

Shan L Wil­liams, An­gle­sey County Coun­cil’s Head of Hous­ing Ser­vices, said: “Hous­ing of­fi­cers have worked closely in part­ner­ship with res­i­dents and North Wales Po­lice to gather and share in­tel­li­gence and are pleased that res­i­dents have seen pos­i­tive out­comes.

“The Neigh­bour­hood Team are com­mit­ted to ad­dress­ing all as­pects of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour which blights our hous­ing es­tates and will con­tinue to use all the pow­ers avail­able to us to tackle nui­sance be­hav­iour with a view to im­prov­ing the qual­ity of life of all res­i­dents on our hous­ing es­tates.

“It is im­por­tant to add that in­ci­dences of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour are only seen in a few of our es­tates and that most of our es­tates are free from any such be­hav­iour.

“I would ask that res­i­dents con­tinue to re­port any mat­ters of con­cern to the Coun­cil’s Hous­ing Ser­vices on 01248 752200 or via e-mail at ADRANTAI@ynys­mon.gov.uk ”

Chief In­spec­tor Mark Arm­strong

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