Op Rhumba- Warrants carried out in Slough as part of Stronghold campaign

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Thames Valley Police has today (6/2) carried out a number of warrants to crack down on a network of drug dealing in Slough.

Officers carried out nine warrants at addresses and searched three other properties across Slough this morning under the Misuse of Drugs act in order to disrupt organised crime groups operating within the town.

As a result of Operation Rhumba, ten people were arrested for conspiracy to supply to drugs, one man was arrested for a failure to appear at court.

Officers also located a missing young person, and safeguarded them.

Supt Gavin Wong, LPA Commander for Slough, said: “We have carried out these warrants in order to disrupt individuals who are part of organised crime groups operating in Slough.

“Within our communities we will not tolerate those who seek to profit from drugs and make our residents lives worse as a result through associated crime.

“This operation was another example of our Stronghold campaign, where we work in partnership to tackle serious and organised crime.

“We are working with partners to safeguard individuals who may been exploited by these OCG’s, and to provide support such as drugs rehabilitation or other support services, and we have worked closely with Slough Borough Council and Slough Children’s Services Trust.

“Over the coming days we will continue to carry out disruptive behaviour and you will see an increased police presence.

“Only by working together can we tackle serious and organised crime, we would ask members of the public to keep reporting as it is only with the information they provide that we can build up intelligence and then carry out swift action.”

“We would ask anyone with information to please keep reporting to us via the Thames Valley Police enquiry centre 101, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Detective Chief Inspector, Darran Hill of the Serious and Organised Crime Unit at Thames Valley Police, said: “We have had great success today carrying out these arrests and disrupting a violent organise crime group who were selling drugs in Slough, and by doing so we have taken out a significant tier of criminality.

“However the work really starts here as through our Stronghold campaign we wish to leave a legacy to stop young people from falling into or being exploited by organised crime groups.

“By intervention and working closely with the local community and partners such as charities and local authorities, we hope to engage with young people to stop them from being caught up in Serious and Organised Crime.”

 

Note to Editors

A 20-year-old man from Slough was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs cocaine.

A 22-year-old man from Slough was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drug.

A 42-year-old woman from Slough was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs cocaine.

A 44-year-old man from Slough was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs cocaine.

A 15-year-old boy from Slough was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs cocaine.

A 19-year-old man from Slough was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

A 16-year-old boy from Slough was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs cocaine.

An 18-year-old man from Slough was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

A 17-year-old boy from Slough was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

A 25-year-old man from Slough was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs cocaine.

A man was also arrested for failing to appear at court.

 

All remain in custody at this time.

 

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