Seven arrests for drug dealing and £10,000 cash seized in police raids in Biscot Road

Seven men have been arrested and £10,000 in cash seized in a a police crackdown on organised crime in Luton.

By Stewart Carr
Saturday, 26th September 2020, 2:07 pm
Updated Saturday, 26th September 2020, 2:10 pm

On Thursday evening, Beds Police carried out three raids at addresses in Biscot Road.

As a result, seven men were arrested on suspicion of drug dealing and remain in police custody.

At the addresses, officers found around £10,000 in cash, Class A and Class B drugs, a taser, and paraphernalia linked to drug dealing such as mobile phones and deal bags.

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DS Tom Stean said: “This is an excellent result from the central tasking team as we are working hard to target those who are involved in organised criminal networks in Luton.

“These warrants are the result of building up an intelligence picture, excellent proactive work by our central tasking team and the neighbourhood enforcement team. We will continue to make Bedfordshire a difficult place for organised criminal gangs to operate.

“Drugs cause significant impact on our communities, driving much of the serious violence, exploitation and antisocial behaviour which blights our residents.”

Detective Chief Inspector Louisa Glynn added: “After months of hard work, organisation and intelligence gathering, I am delighted with the results the team secured from this targeted operation.

"Organised crime is a priority for the force and we will endeavour to crack down on serious and organised crime, and put those responsible behind bars."

Last week Bedfordshire Police carried out a county lines intensification week, which saw a teenager arrested and 15 years in jail terms for three men linked to a county lines drug conspiracy.

The force also investigate organised crime networks in Luton which use encrypted mobile phones, as part of the national Operation Venetic.

Anyone with any information about drugs or gang activity is asked to report it via bedfordshire.police.uk/report or to contact police on 101.

All this information is fed into police intelligence systems and can help officers get a better understanding of organised crime.

For more information or support about getting out of a gang, please visit bedsveru.org