Published On: Fri, Mar 6th, 2015 on 1:59 pm

Four arrested following £1.2m drugs bust in Dewsbury

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs in Dewsbury.

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Police seized over 40 kilograms of suspected class A drugs worth over an estimated £1.2million after an operation in the Dewsbury area yesterday.

Armed officers stopped a BMW estate on Old Bank Road, Dewsbury, at 2.10pm, during which they used tyre deflation rounds to prevent the car escaping at high speed and posing a danger to the public.

No shots were fired at individuals during the incident and no one was injured. One police vehicle was damaged.

On searching the car officers recovered approximately 2 kilograms of suspected class A drugs.

Immediately after, armed officers searched an address on Wakefield Road where approximately 40 kilogrammes of a suspected class A drug were recovered.

“This evil will not be tolerated in West Yorkshire”

Detective Superintendent Simon Beldon of the Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: “The scourge of drugs can have a terrible impact on communities but this operation sends out a loud and clear message that this evil will not be tolerated in West Yorkshire.

“A massive amount of suspected drugs have been seized – drugs that will now be destroyed instead of ending up on the streets and this is something everyone should welcome.

“During this operation members of the public will have seen a large number of police officers, some of whom were armed, on the streets. They were there as part of the operation and to provide a reassuring and visible presence on the streets of Dewsbury.”

Three men aged 16, 22 and 30 and one woman aged 25 were arrested and remain in police custody.

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