Arrests, Searches and Vehicle Seizures - Operation Raptor Crackdown in Newport
Antisocial behaviour, drugs offences and suspicious vehicles were the subject of the latest Operation Raptor activity in Newport.
Between 4pm and midnight on Friday, 28th September 2018, officers from Gwent Police's Area Support Unit (ASU), East Tasking team, Dog Section, Neighbourhood and Response Policing Teams joined forces for the crackdown across the city.
Inspector Matt Havard, of ASU East, said: "The operation was intelligence-led, and focused on issues we know are important to our communities.
"Patrols were carried out across the city, and a zero tolerance approach was taken toward antisocial behaviour, drugs, and the dangerous and irresponsible use of bikes and cars.
"A large numbers of stop and searches, arrests and seizures were carried out, which we hope will not only keep people safe, but send a message out to anyone carrying out such behaviour that it will not be tolerated in Gwent.
"We will continue to regularly run these operations, and would encourage anyone with information which could assist our ongoing activities, to please report it via 101."
- 1 x arrest for possession with intent to supply Class A (suspect released under investigation)
- 7 x arrests for possession of drugs (all received either a fixed penalty notice or caution)
- 3 x arrests for drug driving (suspects released under investigation)
- 1 x arrest for disqualified driving (suspect released under investigation)
- Approximately 25 persons stopped and searched - one knuckle duster located
- 11 vehicles seized. Mixture of bikes and cars
- 9 drivers reported for summons or issued with a Traffic Offence Report (TOR)