Officers from Operation Revoke use their drug-busting skills in Radcliffe
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Officers from the Operation Revoke Enforcement Team have moved their drug-busting work to Radcliffe this week following four months of success in the Moorside area.
Revoke is a district-led operation in Bury, cracking down on drugs supply and undertaking proactive work to shut down county lines dealers and gangs.
Since it first launched in May, officers have been involved in seizures of class-A and class-B drugs with a combined value of approximately £1.5 million, making a number of arrests resulting in charges for a wide-range of offences.
Now, specialist officers from Op Revoke will head to Radcliffe, in response to reports of issues in the area. The officers will be in Radcliffe for the coming days, before assessing the work that is required going forward.
While the first day saw a huge downpour, it did not dampen officers’ spirits in shutting down criminality wherever they could find it.
Within minutes of beginning the week’s operation, a man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Further work included seizure of a vehicle, positive stop searches and a seizure of cannabis.
While the work involves proactive patrols, officers will be gathering important intelligence in the fight against crime. This will include regularly monitoring hotspots, reviewing known-information, and working with partner agencies to ensure the best response to problems.
Sergeant James Donnelly, from the Operation Revoke team, said:“We have been very pleased with the results and I am glad that we have moved to a different part of the borough to continue with our work. Radcliffe residents can expect to see a lot more officers in the area this week, as they carry out the operation.
“The work, which includes working closely with partners, will enable us to assess the best use of resources for Operation Revoke in the coming weeks and months.
“If any residents have any concerns or queries, our officers will be more than happy to talk to you. Locals should also monitor our social media pages, for news of upcoming PACT meetings and arrests and charges.”
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