Early morning pays off as organised crime is disrupted in Doncaster

Date published: 11 January 2019 19:38
Dated: 11 January 2019 19:33:49

An operation involving teams from across the force has been hailed a success after over £100k of cannabis was seized along with high-powered air weapons and a stolen vehicle.

Across the day (Friday 11 January) officers have made five arrests; two people were arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and three others were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. All have now been released under investigation. 

Officers from specialist teams across the force came together for the operation, including financial fraud, crime scene investigation, child protection and modern slavery. Activity was focused around sites at Gibbons Lane in Thorne.

Six properties were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Detective Inspector Steve Smith from Doncaster CID said: "Today's operation involved a huge amount of work from a number of teams. The success we've had is testament to their hard work and dedication."

"The message we're sending to criminals in Doncaster, and across South Yorkshire is simple. We know who they are, and we know what they're doing. We won't stop until the communities you operate within are free of the crime you commit and the fear they create.

"The significant amount of resources we have dedicated to today's operation shows how committed we are to stamping out organised crime, and I'm pleased with the results we've seen.

"If you have any concerns about criminality in your area please get in touch either by calling 101 or contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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