Two arrested following police action in Southgate Street in Neath
POLICE have made two arrests and seized drugs after raiding a house in Neath.
Yesterday's swoop in Southgate Street in the Melin area of the town followed ongoing complaints of antisocial and suspicious behaviour in the area.
Two men, believed to be in their 20s or 30s, were arrested at the scene and taken to Neath Police Station for questioning.
Officers involved in the operation said neighbours had been through a lot and were very pleased with the police action, which had been planned for some time.
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Sergeant John Fairhurst, who is the deputy inspector for the Neath and Pontardawe sector, said a warrant was successfully executed by members of the neighbouring policing team and the police proactive team.
"It resulted in the arrest of two men on suspicion of drugs-related offences," said Sergeant Fairhurst.
"For several months, South Wales police has had reports of antisocial behaviour and suspicious activity in and around Southgate Street, which is a traditional and valued area within the community.
"Ongoing inquiries and intelligence led to drastic and serious action being taken yesterday morning.
"Following the arrests the owner of the premises was called to the property and it was left in their hands to secure."
Sergeant Fairhurst said a quantity of what were believed to be Class A drugs were recovered from the premises.
"We had reports of antisocial behaviour in the area and of drugs being involved, and this particular property was at the centre of the concerns," he said.
"People of all ages have been affected by this behaviour, and it will not be tolerated by South Wales Police. Residents won't tolerate it either.
"They had put up with a lot and I think they were very happy with the outcome.
"We are working with our partner agencies to resolve these issues and we would like to thank the public for their resilience and support in this matter."