Drugs worth £125,000 seized in police operation in Milton Keynes

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Drugs with a street value of around £125,000 were seized by Thames Valley Police in Milton Keynes yesterday, Monday as part of Operation Shining.

Around ten kilogrammes of what is thought to be cannabis skunk weed and a large quantity of cash was recovered from a number of properties across Milton Keynes.

Through an extensive investigation over the past ten months by the Thames Valley Police Serious Organised Crime Unit, officers have uncovered evidence of around 330 kilos of illegal drugs, which equates to a street value of £4.25 million, being brought into Milton Keynes by an organised crime group.

LPA Commander for Milton Keynes, Supt Gez Chiariello, said: “This ongoing investigation has been a huge success so far and demonstrates how seriously Thames Valley Police takes drugs offences.

“Illegal drugs can have a devastating impact on people’s lives and cause huge problems in communities. It will not be tolerated in Milton Keynes and I would urge anyone with information about drugs offences to contact police via the 101 number.”

Nine people were arrested on suspicion of various drugs offences after the search warrants were executed yesterday.

Of these, seven are still in custody and two have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should cal the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.