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Drugs and cash seized by police in major operation

AS PART of an ongoing operation called Coupland, police have arrested two people, executed numerous warrants and discovered large amounts of illegal drugs.

Senior police officers have praised those involved in the operation, explaining large amounts of dangerous drugs have been taken out of circulation in the west Wales area.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “We’ve seized over 100g of cocaine, 10,000 valium tablets, ecstasy tablets, cannabis and £11,600 in cash in Carmarthenshire over the past week.

“As part of Operation Coupland, seven houses in the Ammanford area alone have been searched for illegal substances.

“This is alongside a number of warrants being carried out at addresses in and around Llanelli, where two men were arrested for possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

“During the operation, which is focussing on the Chief Constable’s priorities, a woman was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

“Others have been dealt with for cannabis possession.”

T/Chief Inspector Rhys Jones said: “We’ve seen some very good results over the past week, and thanks to our officers’ work we’ve taken a huge amount of drugs out of the supply chain.

“These were destined to be dealt in our communities, causing untold amount of harm. Our work will continue to investigate those we believe were supplying these drugs

“As always, we ask anyone with information about the use or supply of illegal substances to contact us so we can investigate.”

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