Cocaine worth £400,000 seized in raid on Fishponds home

November 04 2020
Cocaine worth £400,000 seized in raid on Fishponds home

SUSPECTED cocaine worth around £400,000 on the street has been seized in a raid by police in Fishponds.

Four people – two from Bristol and two from Essex – have been arrested in connection with the find, which happened yesterday.

Officers from Wiltshire police's Serious Organised Crime Unit and Operation Fortitude proactive response unit carried out the raid in connection to an investigation into drugs supply in the county.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire police confirmed that the raid had taken place at an address in Fishponds but the force would not reveal any further information about the location of the raid.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs: a 31-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man from Bristol and two men aged 35 and 21 from Essex.
Serious Organised Crime Unit Detective Inspector Rab Macleod said: "This is one of the biggest seizures that we have had.

"To have seized in excess of £400,000 worth of Class A drugs will no doubt have a substantial impact on the drugs community.
"I want to be absolutely clear that we are fully committed to tackling Class A drug supply in Wiltshire; regardless of where you live, we will not allow county borders to get in the way of our investigations.

"We will continue to target those who supply illegal drugs within our community as we know the detrimental impact it can have on the lives of many – not just those who the drugs are supplied to."
The four suspects were in police custody today.