Four arrests in Bridgend drug raids

Police in Maesteg and Porthcawl have held an operation to target suspected drug dealers in the area.Operation Hawaii involved local neighbourhood and response officers executing warrants to tackle drugs supply.

Entry was forced into two properties in Nantyfyllon and Pontycymmer and four people were arrested during the day-long operation.

Local Policing Sergeant Mathew Lewis of the Maesteg and Porthcawl Neighbourhood Policing Team, who led the operation, said:“The aim of operations such as this is to target individuals who are involved in criminality across Bridgend.

“The positive feedback we have received from the community confirms that we have sent out a clear message to those involved in drug dealing that they will not be tolerated.”The warrant executed in Pontycymmer resulted in a 33 year old man and two women aged 30 and 34 being arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. They have been released on police bail.

A further arrest was made in Porthcawl when a 43 year old woman from Treherbert was arrested on suspicion of theft. She has also been released on police bail.

Sergeant Lewis added:“The operation was conducted based on intelligence and information from members of the public, local officers and via Crimestoppers.

“Many people living near the properties we targeted expressed their delight at the action of the police. If you know anything about drug dealing or any other form of criminal activity in your community then tell us, as we will act on the information we receive.

“Operation Hawaii will be repeated across the sector on a regular basis so my message to those involved in criminality in our area is quite simple, if we didn’t knock your door today, it’s only a matter of time before we do.”

Anyone with information can contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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