Tackling dealers on MÔn
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