Disrupting organised crime in Doncaster

Date published: 11 January 2019 12:08
Dated: 11 January 2019 12:08:01

Five people have been arrested this morning, over £50k of cannabis seized and air weapons recovered following early morning warrants in the Thorne area.

Around 100 specialist officers from across the force descended onto land just off Gibbons Lane, just after 7am, searching a number of properties under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Within minutes, a number of cannabis cultivations were found and a stolen car recovered.

Detective Inspector Steve Smith, from Doncaster CID and leading today’s operation, said: “Today’s activity is about sending a clear message to those involved in organised crime; it will not be tolerated and we will utilise every power we have to disrupt it and identify those involved.

“So far today we have already seen some positive results from our activity, seizing large quantities of cannabis and a stolen car.

“In addition to this, officers have also recovered two air weapons. Five people have been arrested so far - a man and a woman on suspicion of cannabis cultivation and two men and another woman on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle.

“They currently remain in police custody and will be questioned by officers in due course.

“Officers remain at the site and searches are expected to continue well in to the afternoon.”

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