Cocaine and heroin worth over £100,000 seized as Birmingham man arrested in organised crime investigation

POLICE seized cocaine and heroin worth more than £100,000 and arrested a man while investigating an organised crime group.

Officers from Wiltshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit arrested a man in Birmingham and seized the large amount of class A drugs and cash while visiting two properties in the city this morning.

The group of criminals being investigated by the unit formerly known as the Specialist Crime Department is believed to be involved in the supply of class A drugs into Swindon.

A 27-year-old man from the Nechells area of Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Det Insp Rab Macleod of the SOCU said: “This was a really significant seizure in the fight against drugs – to have seized in excess of £100,000 worth of class A drugs will no doubt have a substantial impact on the onward supply chain.

“We are fully committed to tackling class A drug supply in Wiltshire, and I hope this arrest is proof that regardless of where you live, we will not allow county borders to get in the way of our investigations.

“We will continue to target those who supply illegal drugs within our community as we know the detrimental impact it can have on the lives of many – not just those who the drugs are supplied to.”

The man remains in custody at Gablecross police station for further questioning.

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