27 arrests after police blitz on crime suspects
POLICE have welcomed the results of an operation which saw officers arrest 27 criminals for a range of offences.
Officers in Morriston and Eastside made the arrests during two days of action.
In total, 11 warrants were executed across the areas during the latest phase of Operation Anvil and 27 arrests were made, for a number of offences which included possession of drugs and possession of drugs with intent to supply, burglary, assault, robbery and theft.
This operation follows previously successful operations over the last 18 months where in excess of 230 people have been arrested.
Acting Sector Inspector Stuart Johnson said: "We have targeted criminals and disrupted the criminal activity of dozens of people who are involved in crime across the area.
"I would once again like to thank the communities who continue to provide information and intelligence to us in order for us to target and arrest these individuals. The community recognises that we are prepared to act upon their concerns and the feedback has once again been extremely positive.
"We have especially targeted people involved in the most serious of crimes, such as violence, burglary and drugs offences as they have significant impact on the victims and their families.
"Over 230 people have been arrested during Operation Anvil, we believe that this sends out a clear message to our communities that we will continue to focus our efforts on those individuals committing crime.
Acting Inspector Johnson also promised that the criminals should not think that the action by officers had come to an end.
He said: "These operations send a clear message to the criminals and their associates that they are not untouchable and if they continue to commit crime, they can rest assured that when they are caught they can expect to face the full force of the law.
"We will continue to target and disrupt those who are involved in criminality and those who protect these individuals, in order to provide reassurance and quality of life to our communities.
"If anyone has any information or concerns about crime in the community then they should contact the police or Crimestoppers and they can be reassured that we will take action - all the information will be treated confidentially."
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.