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Arrest operation nets eight suspects across RCT and Merthyr Tydfil

A police operation resulted in the arrest of eight suspects across Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil in two days.
Officers descended on a number of addresses throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil on Friday, 21st of November, and Saturday, 22nd of November, to search properties under the Misuse of Drugs Act and execute arrest warrants for wanted suspects.
People were arrested for drugs related offences and in connection with other crimes such as theft and assault.
Detective Sergeant Julian Barwood, said: “Pre-planned operations like these enable us to pool resources to have a bigger impact in the community.
“It is vital that we act on information we get and Friday’s operation shows that we won’t hesitate to do that.”
Nearly 20 officers were involved in the operation, including drugs dogs, specialist search teams and investigators.
Three men were arrested from three separate valleys for drugs offences.
A 33 year-old man was charged with drugs offences after officers discovered 28 grammes of what is suspected to be cannabis. Another man from Aberdare was arrested bailed following the discovery of cannabis in in house in Cwmdare. In Tonypandy a 29 year-old man was arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation surrounding the supply of class A drugs.
Julian Barwood said: “Communities across the valleys must stand up to drugs, and the best way they can do that is by giving us the information that will enable us to take action.
Three women were also arrested, one for theft and two for assault, along with two men for domestic related incidents.
Julian Barwood added: “Victims of domestic violence often live in fear of being approached by their attackers. We prioritise catching domestic violence aggressors and getting them into custody to protect victims by eliminating the risk and giving them peace of mind.”