Thirty one arrests made after cross-border operation on road networks
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Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary made 31 arrests as they took part in an operation to target criminals using the county’s road network to commit serious and acquisitive crime.
During the three-day operation, in addition to the 31 arrests, officers seized 19 vehicles, five weapons and a mixture of Class A, B and C drugs. Arrests were made for offences including burglary, theft and possession with intent to supply.
The operation involved several other neighbouring forces including officers from Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley, the Met, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and the British Transport Police.
This included the deployment of specialist units such as Scorpion officers, Operational Support Group officers, vehicle intercept teams, intelligence, police dogs and force-run drone operators.
PC Lewis Mack and Detective Constable Emma Cozens, who were involved in the operations for Hertfordshire Constabulary, said: “Over the three days working in partnership with other forces, we have managed to intercept those who operate on the major roads of Hertfordshire.
“The message is clear - those who commit offences inside Hertfordshire are not welcome here or in our fellow counties. If you have any information about those involved in criminality, please report it to police. Your calls make a difference as they enable us to build up the intelligence picture we need to take swift and robust action.”