Six arrested after wave of police raids in Mexborough

Six arrested after wave of police raids in Mexborough

By Gareth Dennison | 19/07/2018

Six arrested after wave of police raids in Mexborough
Some of the drugs and weapons recovered

DRUGS, cash and weapons were seized as six arrests were made during efforts to disrupt organised crime in Mexborough.

Warrants were executed at eight addresses yesterday morning (Wednesday) based on intelligence gathered on suspected money-laundering and drug-dealing.

About £8,000 was recovered as well as cannabis and several knives.

Det Insp Steve Smith, who is leading the operation, said: “Mexborough is an area we are working hard to improve and to eliminate this type of criminality.

“We had positive results from the warrants carried out, resulting in the arrest of six people and seizing quantities of cash and drugs found hidden or stashed in a number of properties.

“I want to make it absolutely clear that this type of criminality will not be tolerated in Mexborough, or anywhere across Doncaster.”

Yesterday’s results included:

Schofield Street — A 26-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs and money laundering. Drugs, cash and weapons recovered. 

Pastures Court — Cash recovered.

Two properties on Beech Crescent — A 27-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs and money laundering. A quantity of drugs recovered.

Frederick Street — A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs. Weapons recovered from the address.

Oliver Street — A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs. Weapons recovered.

York Street — Drugs recovered.

White Lea Road — Cash recovered.

Further work will be carried out by police and partners in the coming days, Det Insp Steve Smith said.

He added: “We recognise there is still work to be done in Mexborough in terms of tackling organised crime and ensuring residents and visitors feel safe. 

“However, yesterday was a positive step in working towards that goal and I hope the community recognise the action taken.”

To report concerns or information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.




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