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Police swoop to take drugs and weapons off the streets of Cambridgeshire




Class A drugs, cash and weapons have been removed from the streets of Cambridgeshire following a campaign to tackle county lines drug dealing in the area.

Seventeen arrests were made in Peterborough and Cambridge as part of the crackdown this month which also saw 872 individual wraps of drugs seized.

Police seize cocaine off the streets of Cambridgeshire in crackdown
Police seize cocaine off the streets of Cambridgeshire in crackdown

DCI Alan Page, from the intelligence and specialist crime department, said: “County lines refers to the dedicated mobile phones, or ‘lines’, used by criminals to deal drugs originating from bigger cities such as London to other towns and cities in the UK.

“Nationally we are seeing this become more of an issue, with serious street based violence on the increase often being related to drugs. This week of action is just part of the force’s response to tackling county lines.

“We see time and time again young individuals getting drawn into being street level drug dealers. The reality of becoming involved in such a life style often involves exploitation, abuse and high levels of violence sometimes with deadly consequences.

“The only way we can effectively tackle the issue is through a whole systems approach, working with partner agencies such as public health and social care to prevent exploitation in the first instance.”

Proactive activity was carried out by local policing teams, including intelligence-led patrols, stop-searches and warrants.

This resulted in about £10,000 worth of crack cocaine, heroin, cocaine and cannabis being seized, as well as two knives and £15,206 in cash.

here's the breakdown of arrests, starting with Cambridge:

Edimilson Malomar, 21, of no fixed address, was arrested in Longworth Avenue, Chesterton, Cambridge, on October 7 and has been charged with possession of a blade in a public place and two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He has been remanded for sentencing at Cambridge Crown Court at a date to be set.

A 26-year-old man from London was arrested in Church Street, Chesterton, Cambridge, on October 7, on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He has been released under investigation.

A 17-year-old boy from Ilford was arrested in Coleridge Road, Cambridge, on October 11 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He has been released under investigation.

An 18-year-old man from London was arrested in Coleridge Road, Cambridge, on October 11 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He has been released under investigation.

An 18-year-old man from Cambridge was arrested in Coleridge Road, Cambridge, on October 11 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He has been released under investigation.

Peterborough

Mahmoud Shrara, 20, Eastfield Road, Peterborough, was arrested in Martin’s Street, Peterborough, on October 3 and has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Remanded for trial at Peterborough Crown Court on November 1.

A 19-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested in Martin’s Street, Peterborough, on October 3 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He has been released under investigation.

A 32-year-old man from Huntingdon was arrested in Manor House Street, Peterborough, on October 3 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He has been released under investigation.

A 22-year-old woman from Peterborough was arrested in Park Road, Peterborough, on October 3, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. She has been released under investigation.

A 19-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested in Broadway, Peterborough, on October 7 on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He has been released under investigation.

A 21-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested in Broadway, Peterborough, on October 7 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He has been released under investigation.

A 46-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested in Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, on October 7 on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs. He has been released under investigation.

A 23-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested in Cobden Avenue, Peterborough, on October 8 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. He has been released under investigation.

A 19-year-old man from London was arrested in Viersen Platz, Peterborough, on October 9 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He has been released under investigation.

Motwkil Esmail, 18, of Clarence Road, Peterborough, was arrested in Central Park, Peterborough, on October 9 and has been charged with possession with intent to supply class B drugs. He has been bailed to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on October 24.

Rashid Harif, 21, of no fixed address, was arrested in Cavendish Street, Peterborough, on October 10 and has been charged with possession of a class B drug. He has been remanded to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on 19 October.

A 17-year-old boy from Peterborough was stopped and searched in Hanbury, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough on October 10. He was initially arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place but was subsequently de-arrested and attended Thorpe Wood Police Station for a voluntary interview. A file is currently being prepared for the CPS.




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