A HUGE crackdown on crime by police in Wrexham saw drug warrants executed and vehicles stopped as part of a county-wide operation.

Officers swooped on a number of properties after receiving intelligence from members of the public.

In Wrexham town centre, inspector Alex Goss’s team executed 15 search warrants for drugs and stolen property while four drug related warrants were executed in the Rhos area.

Officers from Coedpoeth Police Station positioned at various locations recorded number plates of vehicles as they passed.

The details of 2,100 vehicles were checked electronically and 45 were stopped.

Six lorries were dealt with for fuel leaks, incorrect licences and construction and use offences.

Officers from Coedpoeth and Gresford also searched a number of addresses relating to drug offences and failing to appear in court offences.

Inspector Paul Jones who covers Wrexham North said: "Crime levels in the villages surrounding Wrexham remain low, but our efforts to combat crime will always remain high."

There were also a number of arrests in Flintshire.

Chief Superintendent Ruth Purdie, divisional commander, said: “North Wales Police officers in Eastern Division planned a week of heightened activity to crackdown on people who think they can get away with committing crimes such as burglary, buying stolen good and drug offences - they can't.

“We will ensure that such people are investigated, arrested and brought before the court.

“We appeal to the public to give us information, and they have my assurance that we will act upon it effectively.

“In the meantime I would like to thank the public for their help in allowing us to carry out these recent operations.”