Samurai swords and air rifles seized in morning drugs raid

By Jamie Hill - 12 June 2018


A number of weapons were seized after officers executed drugs warrants in Swindon this morning.

Following intelligence that class A drugs were being supplied in the area, warrants were carried out at addresses in County Road and Cricklade Road.

Six men and one woman were detained at the addresses to allow for searches to be carried out to locate any evidence of drug supply within the properties. 

A number of mobile phones were seized and enquiries will now be carried out to investigate all cell data.

Two Samurai swords and two air rifles were also seized from the addresses. 

One woman, aged 30, from Swindon, was arrested for an outstanding warrant and has been taken to Gablecross custody.

PC Jamie Brown said: “The warrants were conducted on the back of intelligence received from the local community and our enquiries will now continue.

“We’d like to reassure local people that reporting suspected drug activity in your area is really important as it helps build up an intelligence picture which could be crucial to our investigations.  

“We know that drug supply is often associated with violence and knife crime, and we take incidents of this nature extremely seriously. 

“If you suspect drug activity in your area, please provide police with as much information as possible. This information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will help us disrupt crime that impacts negatively on your community.”

Call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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