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Three men charged in major drug busts in Newport and Cardiff

In a significant operation spanning Newport and Cardiff, three men have been charged following a series of warrants executed by police officers. The men, aged 36, 44, and 60, face charges of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, including heroin, cocaine, and MDMA.

A fourth individual, a 66-year-old man, who was initially arrested, has since been released, though the investigation remains ongoing.

These arrests came after a carefully coordinated operation on Wednesday, 13th September. Officers executed three warrants in Corporation Road and Stow Hill, Newport. A subsequent warrant led them to an address in Cefn Coed Road, Cardiff. All four men were initially apprehended on suspicion of conspiracy to supply drugs.

The trio of charged individuals is due to make their first appearance at Newport Magistrates Court today, Friday, 15th September.

Detective Inspector Ian Bartholomew, who is overseeing the investigation, commented on the operation’s success. He stated, “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.”

DI Bartholomew further stressed the importance of community involvement in such efforts. “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 with concerns or information about drug-related activities are encouraged to contact the police on 101 or 999 during emergencies. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can contact Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.