More arrests in investigation into class A drug supply in Cornwall
A further five people have been arrested as part of an investigation into class A drug supply in Hayle and Penzance, Cornwall, with another suspect later attending Camborne Police Station.
The investigation, led by the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SWROCU) and supported by Devon and Cornwall Police, has already led to six others being arrested, three-and-a-half kilos of cocaine, £20k cash, and weapons being seized. One of these six, who was arrested in March as he travelled back from Manchester to Cornwall with a kilo of cocaine in his car, was sentenced last week to three years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing the drug with intent to supply.
The latest arrests were made on Tuesday (27 June). Three men, aged 37, 41 and 57, and all from Penzance, were arrested in the Longrock area of the town; one man, aged 31, was arrested in St Just; a 39-year-old woman was arrested at her home in Hayle; and one man, aged 46, attended Camborne Police Station to be interviewed. All six are being investigated for conspiracy to supply cocaine.
DI Matt Houghton from the SWROCU said: “We’re committed to targeting the organised crime groups (OCGs) causing harm in our region’s communities and the work we’ve been doing over several months, closely supported by Devon and Cornwall Police, has already seen one man jailed with work continuing to investigate the other 11 suspects.
“Three-and-a-half kilos of cocaine, worth up to £350k to the suspected OCG, has been stopped from reaching the streets of Hayle or Penzance, with £20k cash also seized.”