Regional News — March 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm — Updated: March 3, 2017 at 12:12 am

Three arrested in Bangor drugs crackdown

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Three people have been arrested in Bangor as part of an ongoing crackdown on controlled drugs in Gwynedd.

Undercover plain clothed police officers stopped and searched two men and a woman in the Holyhead Road area of Maesgeirchen on Tuesday afternoon – they were caught carrying Class A controlled drugs.

A man and a woman from Bangor and a Llangefni man, all in their forties, were questioned on suspicion of Misuse of Drugs Act offences and money laundering. They were later released on bail while detectives continue their investigations.

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Last month, four men were arrested in Bangor and Bethesda after a series of raids and ‘street searches’ as part of what has been dubbed as ‘Operation Rattle’. A 44 year-old Pwllheli man was charged with possessing a Class A drug and two large knives, while a 32 year-old woman was arrested in Maesgeirchen on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and possessing Class B drugs.

Following Tuesday’s arrests, District Inspector Owain Llewellyn at Bangor police station said: ”Our focus of targeting those few in our communities who cause the most harm will continue…..we are determined to keep our communities safe. Possession and distribution of controlled drugs will not be tolerated in our communities and we will continue to take positive, robust action. However, we can’t tackle this problem alone and key to all our work, and that of our partners, is intelligence and I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing their concerns with us.”

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