Suffolk: Arrests made during day of action to tackle drug crime and burglaries in west Suffolk

An operation Drawbridge team enter a house to execute a warrant during a day of action in West Suffo

An operation Drawbridge team enter a house to execute a warrant during a day of action in West Suffolk on April 10 - Credit: Archant

POLICE executed nine warrants and made five arrests in Suffolk yesterday as part of an operation to target and prosecute people committing burglaries and drug offences.

Six teams of officers carried out patrols in areas affected by burglaries, drug use and vehicle crime in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill and Newmarket.

The teams taking part in the initiative, called Operation Drawbridge, were also assisted by the roads policing and firearms unit, the dog unit and special constables.

People living in the areas targeted were also given information about what was happening.

During the day, a 34-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods including laptops and mobile phones.

A 42-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis after eight plants were found at his home.

A 24-year-old man from London was also arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, while a 54-year-old man from Haverhill was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class B drugs – he received a caution.

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During the operation, a 17-year-old male from Haverhill who was wanted on a crown court warrant was also arrested.

Chief inspector Kim Warner, policing commander for St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath, said: “This was a very successful operation with our teams of officers successfully executing a number of warrants and making five arrests in the process.

“This is a really positive enforcement message to those involved in criminality that Suffolk Police will target and prosecute them wherever possible.”

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