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Five more arrests in second day of Newport raids

Written by on 3rd June 2020

Officers have made a further five arrests following a second day of early morning raids in Newport city area.

Eight warrants were executed today, Wednesday 3rd June, as part of Operation Jigsaw, targeting serious and organised crime in Gwent.

The five men, aged 50, 33, 26, 21 and 19 have been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and are currently in custody.

It follows ten arrests yesterday where nine people were charged with class A drug offences.

The two days of action saw specialist method of entry and search trained officers, the dog section, criminal investigation teams and local officers working together.

Superintendent for the Newport area, Mike Richards said; 

“These raids are the culmination of months of meticulous planning. We’ve executed seventeen warrants in the last two days and our efforts will now continue, targeting those involved in such crime.

“My thanks goes to our communities for their continued support, providing key information to assist us.

“I’d encourage people to contact us if they have concerns about serious and organised crime in their area, or have any information that can help, together we can make a difference.”

Serious organised crime can take many forms including: top tier drugs supply of some our most dangerous Class A drugs, child sexual exploitation and human trafficking, violence and intimidation, cyber-crime and money laundering.