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Heroin seized in Wrexham police drugs raids

Published date: 02 June 2011 |
Published by: Phil Robinson
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POLICE have seized thousands of pounds in cash and Class A drugs in a major crackdown on dealers across Wrexham.

In the past few weeks they have mounted six highly successful raids on dealers, confiscating consignments of Class A drugs – including uncut heroin – and cash.

Operations carried out as part of the ongoing Operation Varuna by teams of up to 10 officers include  two in Caia Park, two in Acton and two in the Wrexham town area.

Sgt Darren Jacks, from the neighbourhood policing team in central Wrexham, who helped plan the raids, said: “This is a long-term operation in the area.

“Using intelligence from the local communities and from Crimestoppers we have carried out six successful raids during which drug warrants were executed.

“We have confiscated significant amounts of Class A drugs, including uncut heroin, and cash running into thousands of pounds.

“There have been two significant heroin seizures in excess of £500 each.

“As a result of the raids a number of people have been charged and two are currently on remand.

“In the case of one of the heroin seizures one man was arrested, charged and remanded.”

He added: “The raids show that we take complaints about drug use and supply very seriously.

“We react quickly to information from the community when it is brought to our attention.

“The recent changes in the way the area is policed now means we can be more proactive, with more officers available in one area for operations rather being spread across a wider area.”

Insp Alex Goss, in charge of policing in central Wrexham, said: “These raids show we are taking the issue of drug supply very seriously and how vital it is that we receive good information from members of the public.”

He warned: “There will be more raids to come.”

Insp Goss urged anyone with information about drugs to call Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.

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  1. Posted by: a cahill at 10:16 on 02 June 2011 Report

    Explains why reports of anti social behaviour are being ignored by the Sgt named above.

  2. Posted by: plainspeaking at 10:55 on 02 June 2011 Report

    queens park again and i reckon wiping druggie vermin off the face of the earth is far more important than "anti social " behaviour which is so subjective

  3. Posted by: darrenjacks at 10:56 on 02 June 2011 Report

    Am sorry to hear that you feel reports of ASB are dealt with by the police. We do take reports of anti-social behaviour seriously as it has a significant impact on people's quality of life. If you do have a specific or general problem you wish to discuss please phone me on 07970219335 or call at the police station. In addition, if anyone would like to discuss neighbourhood policing please contact me on the above number or email me at darren.jacks@north-wales.police.uk. - Sergeant Darren Jacks

  4. Posted by: Whatson at 11:00 on 02 June 2011 Report

    well Mr Cahill will you be giving the Sgt a ring? or was a snide remark on here enough for you?

  5. Posted by: darrenjacks at 11:03 on 02 June 2011 Report

    Am sorry to hear that you feel reports of ASB are dealt with by the police. We do take reports of anti-social behaviour seriously as it has a significant impact on people's quality of life. If you do have a specific or general problem you wish to discuss please phone me on 07970219335 or call at the police station. In addition, if anyone would like to discuss neighbourhood policing please contact me on the above number or email me at darren.jacks@north-wales.police.uk. - Sergeant Darren Jacks

  6. Posted by: eveningreader at 11:11 on 02 June 2011 Report

    With the recent dirty syringe finds highlighted in the press it's good to see heroin misuse is being tackled head on. Would Sgt Jacks concede that rife Class A use (particularly Cocaine) is a result of the low availability and high price of cannabis on the streets though?

  7. Posted by: eveningreader at 11:16 on 02 June 2011 Report

    If kids can't get hold of cannabis which is relatively harmless, surely there is a greater temptation to use cheap cocaine which has been cut heavily with dangerous contaminants.

  8. Posted by: darrenjacks at 11:16 on 02 June 2011 Report

    Am sorry to hear that you feel reports of ASB are dealt with by the police. We do take reports of anti-social behaviour seriously as it has a significant impact on people's quality of life. If you do have a specific or general problem you wish to discuss please phone me on 07970219335 or call at the police station. In addition, if anyone would like to discuss neighbourhood policing please contact me on the above number or email me at darren.jacks@north-wales.police.uk. - Sergeant Darren Jacks

  9. Posted by: penanjong at 11:29 on 02 June 2011 Report

    Ah, Queens Park, again - No jobs, no hope and now no heroin.

  10. Posted by: karen at 11:33 on 02 June 2011 Report

    If they want to catch people with drugs they've only got to patrol around Yale business park at night! All the boy racers park at the back by the dr's houses and hide their cars behind the hedges. The fumes are enough to make you high! All sorts of coming and going and worse still they drive their cars high as kites!

  11. Posted by: a cahill at 11:39 on 02 June 2011 Report

    Whatson....the incident was reported to 101 and which was put through to Colwyn Bay given to an appointments officer who said he had referred it to Sgt Jacks....nothing heard since, or the same person assaulting an 11yr old girl last year...nothing since...drugs versus anti social behaviour...drugs being a major part of the problem

  12. Posted by: a cahill at 11:46 on 02 June 2011 Report

    penanjong.... bit of a thicko aren't you....Acton or the Town center are not in Caia Park....seems to be a Wrexham wide problem Drugs and Ignorance !!!

  13. Posted by: darrenjacks at 11:56 on 02 June 2011 Report

    re Cocaine, yes over the last 23 years I have seen a significant increase in the use. re Yale Business Park - two persons arrested last week for supply of drugs. Mr Cahill please give me a ring I have just reviewed the incidents you have referred to and I am more that happy to explain the resolutions to you - Sergeant Darren Jacks

  14. Posted by: darrenjacks at 12:01 on 02 June 2011 Report

    re Cocaine, yes over the last 23 years I have seen a significant increase in the use. re Yale Business Park - two persons arrested last week for supply of drugs. Mr Cahill please give me a ring I have just reviewed the incidents you have referred to and I am more that happy to explain the resolutions to you - Sergeant Darren Jacks

  15. Posted by: darrenjacks at 12:03 on 02 June 2011 Report

    re Cocaine, yes over the last 23 years I have seen a significant increase in the use. re Yale Business Park - two persons arrested last week for supply of drugs. Mr Cahill please give me a ring I have just reviewed the incidents you have referred to and I am more that happy to explain the resolutions to you - Sergeant Darren Jacks

  16. Posted by: darrenjacks at 12:06 on 02 June 2011 Report

    re Cocaine, yes over the last 23 years I have seen a significant increase in the use. re Yale Business Park - two persons arrested last week for supply of drugs. Mr Cahill please give me a ring I have just reviewed the incidents you have referred to and I am more that happy to explain the resolutions to you - Sergeant Darren Jacks

  17. Posted by: darrenjacks at 12:08 on 02 June 2011 Report

    re Cocaine, yes over the last 23 years I have seen a significant increase in the use. re Yale Business Park - two persons arrested last week for supply of drugs. Mr Cahill please give me a ring I have just reviewed the incidents you have referred to and I am more that happy to explain the resolutions to you - Sergeant Darren Jacks

  18. Posted by: a cahill at 12:34 on 02 June 2011 Report

    Sgt Jacks....contact you soon...but it may be a better idea to let people know the action taken before they post a comment here...as for Drugs the community needs to be more proactive in dealing with the problems hopefully with the full backing of the Police and Council

  19. Posted by: InMyOpinion at 13:32 on 02 June 2011 Report

    Well its good to see that major drugs are being tackled effectivly, but it's a pity it cannot be stopped all together, may be targeting of overseas car washers employed in the town should be watched as well, re : supermarket carparks. And Im not just having a go at imigrants, just those dealing drugs in public.

  20. Posted by: ST_ELSWHERE at 15:26 on 02 June 2011 Report

    Good to see effective Police action on drugs and i'm sure Sgt Jacks would be the first to agree that it is the tip of the iceberg. Perhaps we should all stop turning a blind eye to it and give the Sarge some useful information so the Police can act and stop this scourge for all.

  21. Posted by: a cahill at 17:38 on 02 June 2011 Report

    Tip of the iceberg is right Wrexham like other small rural communities suffers from the imported drug culture which has led to people being afraid to stand up to the people involved due to the threat of violence...it doesn't get any better when the users are thieving from their own to support their habit and have no regard for themselves let alone others

  22. Posted by: liberty1 at 19:57 on 02 June 2011 Report

    dj seems to be on a trip of his own with the repeated same comment. Places like Marford/Gresford have drug use , in the quarry , but because of the area it is played down also 4 of the raids were not in CP so why the rightwing remarks from some people?

  23. Posted by: a cahill at 09:18 on 03 June 2011 Report

    With thanks to Sgt Darren Jacks and PC Rob Stevens for taking the time to explain what had happened and hopefully brining closure to what was a turbulent time for us as a family not forgetting the efforts of Ken Taylor from the estate office....thank you all

  24. Posted by: karen at 11:49 on 03 June 2011 Report

    Glad to see some action was taken on Yale business park. I actually did see a police car patrolling there last night so well done :-)

  25. Posted by: hangmansknotinn at 14:57 on 03 June 2011 Report

    Let them carrying on taking heroin; hopefully they'll overdose and rid our society of a few more undesirables.

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