Drug seizures triple

DRUG seizures have more than tripled in the past nine months, as police crack down on dealers.

DRUG seizures have more than tripled in the past nine months, as police crack down on dealers.

From April to December last year, Avon and Somerset police seized class A drugs with a street value of £2.4million.

The highest increase in seizures during the last year has been in heroin and cocaine.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Williams said: "Heroin and cocaine ruin people's lives, break up relationships and break down the fabric of our communities. We will continue to do everything we can to prevent it taking a foothold."


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Last July, 12kgs of cocaine with a street value of £500,000 was seized during raids in Weston, Bristol and Crewkerne.

Det Chief Insp Williams added: "One way to gauge the impact we are having on dealers is the purity of the drugs seized. As dealers get squeezed by the police the purity drops as drugs get harder to get hold of.

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"That brings with it new risks for the user, as it will be mixed with all sorts of cutting agents that no one will know about.

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