38 arrested, 34 charged following major police operation against Boscombe drugs trade

38 under arrest following major police drugs operation

38 under arrest following major police drugs operation

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THIRTY-eight people have now been arrested as a result of a major police crackdown on the drugs trade in Boscombe.

Police said 34 people had been charged following raids on Tuesday July 15, which began one of the biggest operations in the county in recent years.

Bournemouth East Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Weeks said: “Although crime and disorder is at a five-year low, our communities tell us that on-street drug dealing and anti-social behaviour is a real concern. We have taken that information, looked into it and the result is this operation which has focused on on-street drug dealing.

“However, we will not stop here. As part of our ongoing police work, day to day patrols will continue to listen to communities and will continue to keep the pressure on individuals involved in the drug trade.

“We are still keen to hear from anyone with concerns or information about such activities. Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101 in confidence.

“The message to anyone involved in on-street drug dealing is quite simple – if you are drug dealing, it will not be tolerated and you will be arrested.”

Boscombe West councillor Jane Kelly, who is Bournemouth council’s cabinet member for partnerships and regeneration, said: “I know that the community has contributed to the success of this operation which shows how determined we are to eradicate drug dealing in our town.”

Anyone with information about drug misuse should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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4:53pm Fri 1 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

A fine for the majority then "as you were"
A fine for the majority then "as you were" BIGTONE
  • Score: 5

5:14pm Fri 1 Aug 14

pete woodley says...

Keep up the good work.
Keep up the good work. pete woodley
  • Score: 7

5:48pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Tictock says...

Good to see the revolving door in operation!
Good to see the revolving door in operation! Tictock
  • Score: 6

5:58pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Peroni says...

Crime on a 5 year low ......lol
They are just not arresting and getting criminals Into court .
Fact !
Crime on a 5 year low ......lol They are just not arresting and getting criminals Into court . Fact ! Peroni
  • Score: 8

6:49pm Fri 1 Aug 14

s-pb2 says...

38 ! That is a lot. Drug arrests always welcomed here. Wish I had been around to watch it all!

Like the dog with the cone of shame at the side!
38 ! That is a lot. Drug arrests always welcomed here. Wish I had been around to watch it all! Like the dog with the cone of shame at the side! s-pb2
  • Score: 2

8:00pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Sir Cliff East says...

I'm no GP yet, but those 2 cops in the photo look very overweight. Is that allowed ?
I'm no GP yet, but those 2 cops in the photo look very overweight. Is that allowed ? Sir Cliff East
  • Score: -4

8:13pm Fri 1 Aug 14

master plan says...

So you've skimmed the surface then?
For every arrest and prosecution another 3 or 4 small dealers will exploit the gap in the market!
So you've skimmed the surface then? For every arrest and prosecution another 3 or 4 small dealers will exploit the gap in the market! master plan
  • Score: -3

9:36am Sat 2 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

Peroni wrote:
Crime on a 5 year low ......lol
They are just not arresting and getting criminals Into court .
Fact !
One sure way to spot when something is made up, when someone sticks 'fact' on the end of a statement.
[quote][p][bold]Peroni[/bold] wrote: Crime on a 5 year low ......lol They are just not arresting and getting criminals Into court . Fact ![/p][/quote]One sure way to spot when something is made up, when someone sticks 'fact' on the end of a statement. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

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