Lincolnshire Police in £1m drugs seizure

Police have made three arrests after more than £1m worth of drugs were seized in Lincolnshire.

Yesterday (February 5) Lincolnshire Police mounted an intelligence led operation in partnership with SOCA and the East Midlands and Eastern Region Special Operations Units, along with support from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Units.

This resulted in two Lorries being stopped; one in Lincolnshire, near Spalding, and one in Cambridgeshire. Searches of these vehicles resulted in the seizure of several hundred kilos of cannabis and a significant quantity heroin.

A 47-year-old man, a 48-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were arrested in connection with the incident. They are currently helping police with their enquiries.

ACC Roger Bannister said: “We are committed to tackling serious and organised crime and the distribution of drugs here in Lincolnshire and across the East Midlands.

“This type of operation really shows the benefit of regional collaboration in terms of pooling resources and sharing intelligence.

“As a result a significant amount of class A and B drugs have been taken off the streets and will now be destroyed.

“As ever, we would urge anyone with any information on the production, distribution and dealing of drugs to call us, or Crimestoppers anonymously, with information.”

Call Lincolnshire Police with information on 101, or call independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.