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Ten arrested as part of police crackdown on organised crime

Posted on - 22nd November, 2017 - 1:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Police bang on a door as part of drugs warrants carried out in the city
Police bang on a door as part of drugs warrants carried out in the city

Lancashire Police have made ten arrests this week as part of the third phase of Operation Nexus.

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Nine of the men have been charged with drugs-related offences while one has been released under investigation.

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Operation Nexus has resulted in the investigation of a number of incidents where serious violence has been used stemming from drug-related activity and the fallout from groups.

A statement from Lancashire Police said: “Over the past 12 months, we have investigated a number of incidents where serious violence has been used, significant injuries have been sustained and we know that in the main, this activity stems from drug related activity and the fallout from the different groups involved.

On Monday we made five arrests, with four men charged with drugs-related offences. A fifth man was released under investigation.

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More: Police launch next phase of plan to tackle crime in Preston

“Yesterday officers arrested a further five men. All were charged with drugs-related offences.”

Operation Nexus continues throughout the week.

Any information can be passed to police via 101 or anonymously by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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