Man, 23, arrested in Telford police County Lines bust

A 23-year old man has been arrested in Telford in a County Lines operation.

Malinsgate Police Station, Telford
Malinsgate Police Station, Telford

The man was arrested in a police operation targeting organised crime groups and County Lines drug trafficking gangs across Telford.

The operation, which was carried out on Monday, November 14, and Tuesday 15, saw officers targeting individuals and vehicles suspected of being involved in organised criminality, such as drug trafficking or carrying weapons.

During the operation, the 23-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs, and eight targeted stop and searches carried out. The man who was arrested has since been released under investigation.

Detective Inspector Sean Brennan said: “The Serious Organised Crime & Exploitation Team will continue to carry out this type of work in Telford, being pro-active in the fight against organised crime.

“This was a successful operation, where we aim to tackle organised crime activity within Telford, and we will carry out exercises such as this as we continue to care and invest in the town, and show that we are always on the side of people who play by the rules.”

If you do not want to speak to police, information can be reported to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-org.uk.

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