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Four men apprehended in early morning raids in Newport and Cardiff

IN A DECISIVE crackdown on drug-related criminal activities, authorities executed a series of pre-dawn raids on Wednesday, 13th September. The operation, codenamed “Operation Silver,” resulted in the apprehension of four individuals in Newport and Cardiff.

In the heart of Newport, officers executed three search warrants at residences situated on Corporation Road and Stow Hill. Simultaneously, another warrant was carried out at an address on Cefn Coed Road in Cardiff. The synchronized operations were meticulously planned and executed by law enforcement agencies to combat the menace of drug distribution in the region.

The primary focus of Operation Silver was to dismantle the supply chain of illicit drugs plaguing our communities. As part of the operation, a 44-year-old man, a 36-year-old man, a 60-year-old man, and a 66-year-old man were taken into custody on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs. These arrests mark a significant step in the ongoing efforts to curtail the drug trade and its associated criminal activities in the area.

Detective Inspector Ian Bartholomew, the officer leading Operation Silver, emphasized the importance of community involvement in tackling drug-related issues. He said, “We hope these warrants demonstrate our continued commitment to protecting our communities from the harmful effects of not only drugs but the criminality associated with them. The support of the public is vital to this work; I continue to urge people to let us know of any suspicious or unusual activity in their area so we can take action.”

Residents concerned about drug-related activities in their neighborhoods were encouraged to contact the authorities promptly. Detective Inspector Bartholomew urged citizens to report any suspicious behavior or information related to drug dealing. “If you have concerns about drug dealing in your area,” he advised, “please call us on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.”