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Police continue war on Class A drugs

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: October 23, 2013

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POLICE carried out a drugs raid at a property in Bodmin last week as part of their continuing campaign to crack down on Class A drugs supply.

Officers executed a warrant for a property in Beacon Hill Mews on Friday and arrested two men on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

They were arrested and taken to Launceston police station for questioning and have since been released on bail.

Police seized what they believe is a quantity of heroin along with cash, and the substances are currently being tested before any potential charges can be brought.

The raid began just after 7.30am with a specialist dog-handler and a team of 11 officers, including 6 specialist support officers using hydraulic equipment to gain access to the premises.

Acting sergeant Rachel Quick, who was in charge of the operation, said: "Heroin is certainly not unusual in Bodmin and we are gathering more and more intelligence from the public," Sergeant Quick said.

"Friday's operation is the latest in a crackdown on drug dealers."

Police have raided a series of properties in Bodmin over the past three months in an attempt to crack down on Class A drug supply, in particular heroin.

In April, five members of a Bodmin family received jail sentences for trafficking heroin into Cornwall and in June more than 80 officers were involved in Operation Minnis, which targeted addresses across Cornwall but was mainly centred on Bodmin.

Sergeant Quick has appealed to the public to come forward with information about heroin dealing in the town to help the police.

"We are regularly going on patrols around the town because we want to be seen as engaging with the public and encourage people to speak to us.

"The more intelligence we get from the public, the more we can do to eliminate drug dealing in Bodmin."

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