Titan targets road’s criminals
The four-day crackdown, named Operation Titan, was aimed at taking offenders off the roads in Thames Valley and Hampshire.
Starting on April 3, the “ring of steel” operation focused on Denham and Iver, where 35 vehicles were stopped and a number of arrests were made.
One motorist was found with a large quantity of what was believed to be cocaine with a street value of £100,000.
And a 21-year-old driver from Denham was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft – he was released from custody but remains under police investigation.
On top of these arrests, eight drivers in Bucks were stopped for having no insurance, 11 for not paying tax and one was given a £300 penalty for failing to have sufficient rest.
The team kicked-off the operation in Buckinghamshire before moving on to Southampton, Portsmouth and Slough.
The crackdown saw officers using motorbikes plus marked and unmarked cars to target lawbreaking motorists.
Inspector Simon Hills, who headed up the operation, said: “Operation Titan is one of the largest joint roads policing operations run in Thames Valley and Hampshire.
“This is an important operation because people living and working in Thames Valley and Hampshire deserve to have roads that they can enjoy, free from the fear of either crime, death or serious injury.
“My message to criminals who are thinking of visiting Thames Valley and Hampshire is don’t.
“You don’t know where we are going to be next, we will be running more of these operations and we will be targeting you.”