Received by email 9th September,
Half a Million Pound Drug Seizure
Half Million Pound Drug Seizure -
Thursday 09 September 2010
The Regional Roads Crime Team supported by
Wakefield District Police seized
a significant amount of Class B drugs estimated to be worth more than a
million pounds during a patrol at a lorry park on Tuesday (07/09).
Three men were arrested at Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, on suspicion of
possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply and are currently
being questioned at Wakefield Police Station. Enquiries are ongoing.
Head of the Regional Roads Crime Team, Detective Chief Inspector Richard
James, said: “This is an excellent example of us working together with
local police to disrupt suspected criminals who cross borders to commit
The Regional Roads Policing Team is the first operational team created
by joint collaboration with officers and staff seconded from each of the
four police forces of Yorkshire and the Humber. The team was set up in
July 2008 with a clear strategic vision to create a hostile environment
for criminals that use the road network and cause significant disruption
to their illegal business enterprises, from burglary, to drugs, to high
value vehicle theft, to people trafficking. It is committed to supplying
additional capability to the four police forces of the region wherever
needed across the whole of
Yorkshire and the Humber.
Operating as a roads crime unit the success of the team is due to a
combination of highly trained officers deploying specialist skills,
sophisticated in-car ANPR technology, and intelligence led information
supplied by the Regional Intelligence and in-force intelligence bureaux.
The Regional Roads Policing Team is one of the first of its kind in the
country with operational units based at Wakefield, Sheffield and
Tadcaster and an Operations & Planning unit based in Wakefield. Each
team has ten officers led by a Police Sergeant and is at the forefront
of regional working, combining the resources of the four forces and
collectively giving them better capacity and capability to deal with
crime for the benefit of people within the region.
Wakefield North West Neighbourhood Policing Team
Tel no: 01924 294 671