Thursday, 16 October 2008
'CRACK' DOWN ON STOKE'S DEALERS!
I don't know about you but, I am really proud of Staffordshire Police! In these day's of Governance Systems and Council Bashing to hear of the continued success of Operation Nemesis give us, the public, confidence to know that our force is winning the war against the scourge of drug dealers in our city. Since the operation was launched in September 2007, 400 warrants have been issued from which 250 people have been arrested or cautioned. Cash seizures of more than £100,000 have been made, and more than 150 items of suspected stolen property recovered. Officers have seized Class A drugs with a street value of more than £370,000!
Today, drugs with a value of £15,000 have been seized from a property in Middleport and in the last few weeks properties in Chell Heath, Burslem and Tunstall have been raided and arrests have been made for possession of a controlled substance.
There is no doubt that Local Neighbourhood Policing Units have been a tremendous success. These units have played a major part in the detection of several Cannabis Factories during Operation Nemesis. The public have also helped to bring drug dealers to justice by liaising with the police and supplying valuable information.
In our area we have seen at first hand the success of Neighbourhood Policing and particularly the impact on Anti Social behaviour. PCSO's have also made a difference by being "on the beat" and have proved an effective deterrent against crime. Longton Police under the guidance of Inspector Ahsa Kaur and her team have also attended many public meetings and have reassured the public that the police are there to help and are always there to listen.
I'm sure that we will all agree that the success of Operation Nemesis is something our police force can be proud of and we hope that more and more dealers are taken off the streets.
To read the Sentinel Story on the latest success follow this link: