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Warrants carried out to combat organised crime in Reading

Alert message sent 03/03/2021 09:53:00

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Thames Valley Police has today (3/3) carried out a large number of warrants in order to combat and disrupt organised crime in Reading.

Supported by the National Crime Agency (NCA), the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) and the Home Office, officers attended a total of 18 addresses in Reading as well as a further seven across Blackburn, Sunderland, Birmingham and London.

These warrants are as a result of an eight-month long investigation into organised crime, focusing on the importation and distribution of class A and class B drugs, money laundering, modern slavery and human trafficking.

So far a total of 20 individuals have been arrested on suspicion of various offences such as drug offences, including class A and class B production and distribution.  

A significant amount of cash, drugs, weapons and other items have also been seized.

Read more here - https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/news/thames-valley/news/2021/march/01-03-2021/warrants-carried-out-to-combat-organised-crime--reading/
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