Over 15 drug lines dismantled and over 20kg of drugs seized in Milton Keynes
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A video released by Thames Valley Police details the work undertaken in Milton Keynes to tackle drug dealers operating in the area.
The Milton Keynes policing team are working tirelessly to make the area a hostile place for drug dealers and their hard work is certainly paying off. Since 2022, officers in Milton Keynes have robustly dismantled in excess of 15 drug lines. They have seized nearly 20kg of drugs, amounting to street value of £520,000, and over £157,000 of cash made through criminal means has also been recovered. Drug dealers are serving over 47 years in prison following investigations by the local policing team, with 18 offenders awaiting sentencing.
Superintendent Emma Baillie, Commander for the Milton Keynes local policing area, said: “Pursuing and disrupting organised criminals who are operating in the area and putting them before the courts is a priority for policing teams in Milton Keynes. Our focus on reducing violence targets these criminal networks harming our communities through crime and exploitation, inherently linked to the supply of drugs. The team use visible and covert tactics to monitor, identify and pursue individuals to dismantle the criminal activity being undertaken. They also work closely with partner agencies across Milton Keynes to implement enforcement operations and to protect vulnerable individuals who are being exploited.
“Since starting as Commander for Milton Keynes in April 2023, I have been clear on our focus to make the area a hostile place for drug dealers, and officers and staff have tirelessly worked to achieve this. Thames Valley Police is relentless in its pursuit of those who are involved in drugs supply and those who use serious violence and knives to intimidate young and vulnerable people in our communities. We know who you are, we will arrest you, stop your supply and seize your drugs and cash, and take you to court.
“The ripples of serious violence and knife crime are far reaching, it effects the victims, their families, and our communities. I’m immensely proud of the work demonstrated here and the work accomplished by the policing teams across Milton Keynes.”
The team is fully aware that their work is far from over with active investigations underway into those who continue to choose to deal drugs in Milton Keynes… at least for now.
It is important that the public help us in our fight against serious violence and drug crime by reporting to us anything which is of concern to them.