Ten arrested after two-week police operation targets drug dealers in Barton Hill
Police in Bristol made ten arrests and seized more than £30,000 worth of drugs during a two-week operation in Barton Hill.
Officers from specialist drugs team Operation Beacon and the neighbourhood police targeted drugs and anti-social behaviour during a fortnight of action in the area.
Activity included drug warrants, licensing checks on local pubs and bars and an operation to target criminals on the roads using high-tech Automated Number Plate Recognition equipment that can scan hundreds of cars every hour.
The operation ended on Friday with a sweep of local pubs using a drugs itemiser machine, with officers accompanied by council licensing team staff.
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Neighbourhood inspector Chris Regan said: "We put this operation together in response to requests from the local community to target drug dealers and those causing problems with their anti-social behaviour in and around Barton Hill and Redfield."
Officers carried out 11 drugs warrants during the fortnight, and suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from possession with intent to supply class 'A' drugs and production of cannabis to producing counterfeit DVDs, immigration offences and theft of fuel.
Six people also received cautions for possession of cannabis.
Inspector Regan said: "We ran this operation to target the issues that the community told us matter most to them and to send a message to criminals that neither we nor the people living in here will tolerate criminals operating in this area.
"We hope that this demonstrates what we can do when we work together with the public to tackle crime and unacceptable behaviour and that it encourages anyone who has information about crime in your area to contact the police on 101 in a non-emergency or 999 in an emergency. Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."