"Large quantity" of cash and drugs seized in crackdown

By Antony Clay | 17/02/2017

'Large quantity' of cash and drugs seized in crackdown
Cannabis seized during Operation Leo.

POLICE made eight arrests and seized a large quantity of cash and drugs as part of a crackdown on organised crime.

South Yorkshire Police held Operation Leo on Thursday, which saw warrants executed across Rotherham.

Throughout the day, officers executed six pre-planned warrants and arrested eight people for offences relating to the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The eight people arrested have been bailed as police continue with their investigation.

Money seized as part of Operation Leo.

Det Chief Insp Lee Berry, who was involved in the investigation, said: “Operation Leo has been specifically set up to address issues relating to illegal crime in Rotherham and plans have been put in place to take action against offenders who are engaging in it.

“As a force, South Yorkshire Police will continue to target organised crime and those benefiting from the proceeds of such crime which causes discontent within communities.

“I would like to thank all of the officers and teams who were involved in yesterday’s activity and work will now continue under the operation, to remove further threats and illegal activity.

“We are committed to keeping all of our residents and communities safe and I encourage anybody who may have information, with regard to criminal activity in their community, to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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