Dismantling suspected organised crime in Doncaster

Date published: 13 November 2019 14:33
Dated: 13 November 2019 14:32:35

Officers from Doncaster’s Fortify Team have seized suspected Class A drugs and arrested three people as part of their ongoing work tackling organised crime in Mexborough and the surrounding areas.

Over the last two days, the team has seized over £6k worth of Class A drugs, cannabis and made multiple arrests.

On Monday 11 November, the team stopped a vehicle on Rowan Road, Conisbrough. On searching the car, they found £2k cash – a suspected criminal asset - and arrested a 27-year-old man driving the car, on suspicion of drugs offences. A subsequent search of his address led to the recovery of an estimated £6k worth of Class A drugs.

The man has been released under investigations pending further forensic work.

The teams efforts continued yesterday (Tuesday 12 November), when they executed a warrant at a house in Belmont Street, as Detective Inspector Steve Smith explains.

“Two men were arrested in connection with the possession of class A drugs. A 32-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, while a 18-year-old man was arrested for being concerned in the supply of drugs. Both have been released under investigation as enquiries continue.”

“Fortify is the force’s response to tacking serious and organised crime and protecting vulnerable people. The team in Doncaster have been and continue to focus on tackling organised crime groups in Mexborough and the nearby areas.

DI Smith continued: “We’re making really positive strides within the Mexborough community in terms of making the area a safer place to be and identifying those involved in criminality.

“The work my team has undertaken this week is just one example of our continued and determined effort to dismantle and disrupt suspected organised criminality in Mexborough.

“Organised crime groups operating in the area, and their associated criminality, bring misery to residents. We’re here to tackle it and we’re here to stay. We also need the help and support of the public – do you have any information about criminality in the area?

“You can speak to us on 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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