Police raid in Bedford leads to seven county lines drug dealing arrests

Op Nola raid - Hurst Grove

Bedfordshire Police have arrested seven people in an early morning raid after weeks of intelligence gathering into county lines drug dealing and cuckooing in Bedford.

A property in Hurst Grove was raided on Tuesday morning leading to the arrests and confiscation of suspected Class A drugs, cannabis, drugs related paraphernalia, weapons and some suspected stolen property.

The arrests include:

  • Two men and one woman on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs
  • A man on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug
  • A boy arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs
  • A man and a woman for two failure to appears, linked to previous scheduled court appearances

Sergeant Rebecca Dilley said: “This was another excellent result for the Op Nola team, who have developed the intelligence and moved quickly to make a number of arrests and remove a large number of drugs and weapons from our streets.

“We will not stand for county lines dealers operating in Bedford and will do all we can to protect vulnerable victims and bring those peddling in this sort of criminal activity to justice.”

Anyone who suspects drug dealing or any other suspicious activity where they live can report it by calling 101, quoting Operation Nola or via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Read more about county lines and cuckooing in our recent interview with Bedfordshire Police.

Now more than ever, we need your help to fund the Bedford Independent’s quality journalism that serves our community...

We choose to champion editorial independence, meaning we report the facts without bias and can stand up to those in power when we believe it’s needed.

We can give a voice to people in our community whose voices may otherwise not be heard. And we don’t have a paywall, so everyone can read the stories we publish for free.

But in this time of crisis, many news organisations all over the world are facing existential threat, with advertising revenues plummeting. We’re no different.

We work hard every day to bring you news, commentary, entertainment and announcements from across Bedford. We hope that, with your help, we’ll be able to continue this for many years to come.

Will you help sustain our work today by clicking below ? Even a small donation makes a difference for our future.

Thank you for your support.