14 warrants executed as part of a multi-agency proactive day of disruption across Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil

A total of 29 people have been arrested and 14 warrants executed as part of a multi-agency proactive day of disruption across Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil today.

Local officers were joined by specialist officers from our firearms unit, the dog section and partner agencies including Trading Standards and HART (Hazardous Area Response Team).

Our video shows you Operation Grey Cobra in progress.

Chief Inspector Mike Mantripp who ran the operation explains: “We recognise that drug dealing and drug use in our community can have a massive effect on residents and the action today confirms our commitment to tackling the supply of drugs on our streets and making them safer.

“Organised crime groups, who deal in the supply and distribution of drugs, don’t care about the impact that the sale of drugs has on our streets and our communities. But we would like to reassure members of our communities that South Wales Police will do everything in our power to tackle drug supply on our streets. We will continue to proactively tackle criminal gangs who think nothing of putting dangerous drugs into our communities in order to profit from other people’s misery.”

CI Mantripp continued: “Today’s operation was about disrupting criminal activity and proactive days such as this send a clear message to those operating in the Cwm Taff and Merthyr Tydfil areas that their illegal actions will not be tolerated and that we are dedicated to making our local communities safer places to live, work and visit.

“The execution of 14 warrants highlights the importance of community-based intelligence. We hope these warrants and subsequent arrests act as a stark warning to those in our communities who break the law by supplying or possessing drugs.

Chief Inspector finished by saying: “We would like to thank members of the community for their support and we would urge anyone who thinks they have information of value to the police to contact us immediately. As these warrants have shown we will act on the information you provide and all information provided to us will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone wishing to report anything they believe to be suspicious should contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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