UK #1 Feel Bliss Radio News A crackdown on severe crime by the police results in more than 170 arrests

A crackdown on severe crime by the police results in more than 170 arrests


Over 170 people have been arrested during a crackdown on serious crime.

30 weapons, 40 drugs, 66 vehicles, and £5,700 in cash were were recovered by the Met Police last week as part of Operation Pandilla.

It targeted London’s arterial roads and motorways and involved more than 1,200 policemen from seven police forces.

Superintendent Emma Gulczynski said “tackling violent crime continues be a priority for the Met”.

The operation targeted vehicles associated with violent crime using intelligence and automated number plate recognition (ANPR).

Officers from the Thames Valley, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, West Midlands, and British Transport Police participated in the operation, which was conducted by the Met Police.

During the three-day operation, which lasted from last Tuesday to Thursday, persons were arrested on suspicion of knife, weapon, drug, burglary, and robbery offences.

Superintendent Gulczynski said it “was a joint effort between seven police forces, sharing proactive intelligence and enhancing existing relationship to target those involved in drug, gang and weapon-based violence”.

“While removing drugs and weapons from the streets is paramount to keeping London and the county forces safe, safeguarding vulnerable individuals on the cusp of violence is also just as important,” she added.

“Some of those arrested exploit children and vulnerable people to help further their criminality and we remain committed to working with partners to identify people at risk of exploitation and provide them with the wrap-around support they require.”

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