Police seize £2k drugs haul

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Two Luton men have been arrested after police seized a large haul of class A substances from a car in Apsley, close to Hemel Hempstead.

More than 40 wraps of heroin and 32 rocks of suspected crack cocaine were found in a Vauxhall Vectra, which was pulled over by officers from Herts Police’s Operation Scorpion team in Stationers Place at 12.40pm on Friday.

Safer Neighbourhood Team officers also assisted in the raid, which later uncovered a large rock of crack cocaine.

The haul had an estimated street value of £2,000.

Nasir Riasat, 23, of Northdrift Way , Luton, and Janaid Ramzan, 24, of Barnard Road, Luton, were charged with possession of a controlled class A drug with intent to supply.

Both appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Monday.

Chief inspector for Dacorum Glen Channer said: “This large drugs seizure was as a result of proactive work by Operation Scorpion officers and the Safer Neighbourhood Team who work to drive down drug-related crime in Dacorum.

“This is a substantial amount of drugs which have now removed from public circulation.

“We will continue to do all in our power to tackle anyone who travels into Dacorum intent to deal drugs into our communities, as well as anyone living locally who is involved in drug related activity in our towns and villages.”