Six arrested in Welwyn Hatfield after drugs bust

PUBLISHED: 09:52 22 September 2010

Chief inspector Dave Newsome

Chief inspector Dave Newsome


SIX men have been arrested as part of a police drugs operation in Welwyn Hatfield.

They were arrested last week for a variety of offences, including possession of crack-cocaine and heroin, aggravated burglary, causing GBH, and handling stolen goods.

They follow two aggravated burglaries – one in Roe Green Lane, Hatfield, on September 5 and another in Ludwick Way, WGC, on September 12.

The arrests were carried out by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s anti-drugs Operation Crystal team.

Chief inspector Dave Newsome said: “Although Welwyn Hatfield does not have a serious drugs problem, we are determined to do everything we can to hinder those involved in the supply and trade of illegal drugs and act immediately on reports of drugs-related activity in the local area.

“To those involved in the drugs trade – the message is, we will not tolerate illegal drugs in our communities and will come after you if we suspect you are involved.”

All of the men arrested are from London, Bedfordshire and Kent and aged in their 20s.

Two have been charged with offences, while the others are due to answer bail on various dates next month.

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