Five arrested and “significant amount” of class A drugs seized in Bedford

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Five people have been arrested and a significant amount of suspected class A drugs seized after police raided a home in Bedford yesterday (Thursday).

Around midday, police went to a flat in Bedford to arrest a man in his 20s in connection with a grievous bodily harm (GBH) offence.

While there, they noticed a man and woman in their 20s acting suspiciously as they left the flat and searched them.

The man was found with £3,000 in cash and they were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

After finding the original suspect and arresting him on suspicion of GBH, they then searched the flat and found around 200 individual wraps of suspected heroin and crack cocaine.

Police say the haul has a potential street value of around £2,000.

The suspect was further arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

A further search of the flat resulted in finding two further packages of suspected heroin and crack cocaine in sandwich bags in a fridge.

In total the suspected drugs weighed approximately half a kilogramme.

A teenage boy and girl, also in the flat, were also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

All were subsequently taken into police custody for questioning.

Speaking at the time of the arrests, detective inspector Tom Stean, from Bedfordshire Police’s Intelligence capability, said: “Today’s arrests and seizures were a result of officers following their instincts and being proactive in their pursuit of those looking to bring illegal substances into our communities.

“Not only have several people thought to be involved in the drugs trade been arrested but a significant amount of highly damaging substances has been seized and will no longer make its way onto the streets.

“We know that drug-related crime is intrinsically linked to a wide range of other criminal activity, such as exploitation and violence, and we will continue to pursue those looking to peddle misery by bringing illegal substances in Bedfordshire.”

Anyone with concerns about drug dealing can report this at the Bedfordshire Police website or by calling 101.

Alternatively, report information to Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 or the Crimestoppers website.

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