Five arrests in drugs crackdown

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Five people were arrested yesterday (Feb 12) after officers from Operation Boson executed search warrants at addresses in the Purley Centre, Luton.

The pre-planned raids were supported by officers from the Armed Response Team and began mid morning. They are part of the force’s crackdown on illegal drugs and those connected to illegal firearms.

The five were all arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply illegal drugs.

A substance, thought to be Crack Cocaine, has been recovered and will be sent off for forensic analysis together with other potential controlled drugs.

Those arrested; two men aged 19, one aged 18 and a juvenile aged 16 together with a woman aged 34, are all now being questioned by detectives from Operation Boson.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Cestaro, said: “We appreciate the community engagement and support we have received and we will continue to listen and respond to community concerns.

“All information given to the police is used and kept confidentially, so if anyone has information that can help in the fight against those who are involved in illegal drug or gun crime, I would encourage them to speak to officers now.”

Anyone with information you can contact detectives on the direct confidential reporting

line 01582 394281, or use the 24 hour non-emergency number 101; text force control

direct on 07786 200011 or contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111. Up to £1,000 worth of reward money is available for information about gun crime in Luton.