Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Police Make 'Significant' Cannabis Seizure

By Ben Aulakh

Police in Birmingham have seized a significant amount of Cannabis and arrested two men after a raid early this morning.

The two men, aged 25 and 26 were taken into custody by police after the raid on an address on Wagon Street in the Cradley Heath area of the city.

Both men were arrested connection with the cultivation of cannabis, and for possession of class B drugs with intent to supply; they are currently helping police with their enquiries.

The raid was part of the Safer 6 Campaign - a six week campaign launched by crime-fighting organisations in Sandwell who are working together to carry out a number of hard-hitting operations.

Sergeant Simon Bevan from the Safer 6 team said: "We are very pleased with the results of the raid. 

“As a result of information received from the community, local officers gathered enough intelligence to secure a warrant against this particular address which was suspected of drug offences."

Councillor Derek Rowley, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for safer neighbourhoods, said: "This operation sends out a strong message that we will not tolerate illegal activity in Sandwell and that we will work with our partner organisations to take firm action wherever required."

Anyone with information about crime in their area should call 0345 113 5000 and ask to speak to their local neighbourhood team or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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