Saturday, 7 November 2009

Police 'day of action' In Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taff leads to 21 arrests

South Wales Police in Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taff have made more than 20 arrests in a one-day operation.

The crackdown, which was carried out on Thursday, November 5, resulted in individuals being arrested for criminal damage, blackmail, fraud, assault, supplying drugs, and car crime.
Ten arrests were in Merthyr and Cynon and 11 people were arrested in Rhondda and Taff.

Response officers and CID detectives were involved in the arrests with a drugs’ dog on hand for searches.

Search warrants executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act in Trebanog and Tonyrefail, in the Rhondda, resulted in the seizure of notable amounts of cannabis.

Two men aged 25 and 32 were subsequently arrested with possession of drugs with intent to supply.

Aberdare-based Chief Inspector Keith Prosser, who led the operation, said: “Latest figures released by the Home Office reveal that crime in Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taff has fallen by more than 6 per cent compared to the same period last year.

“Included in this reduction are notable decreases in violent crime and burglary which are the result of targeting known offenders like we have done during Tuesday’s day of action.

“We know that a small group of individuals commit crime and that is why we are targeting persistent offenders that commit the majority of crime in our communities.

“This has been a successful operation across Merthyr and Rhondda Cynon Taff and will hopefully further improve quality of life for people in our communities.”


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