Bedfordshire Police have arrested seven people and seized a stash of drugs and weapons during a four-day operation in Marsh Farm, Lewsey Farm and Leagrave.
Operation Sparkler ran for four days between October 25 and November 8, and was established to target groups believed to be involved in violent crime in the Marsh Farm, Lewsey Farm and Leagrave areas.
The operation was supported by staff from both community policing teams as well as officers from Boson – the force’s response to tackling gangs and guns.
Detective Inspector Aaron Kiff said: “This operation saw seven people arrested, 15 vehicles stopped and 39 people stopped and searched. As a result, we recovered a number of offensive weapons and a quantity of drugs.
“We are very pleased with the results of this targeted operation and, although it has now concluded, we remain committed to keeping our communities safe. We will continue to target violent crime and gang activity in these areas.”