£30,000 drug swoop in Rotherham

Latest news in Yorkshire: July 12, 2017 02:25:59 PM

SIX people have been arrested after around £30,000 of cannabis was discovered during warrants carried out across Rotherham today (Tuesday 11 July).

Officers from Rotherham policing teams visited eight properties as part of Operation Leo – an ongoing investigation into organised crime groups.

A 37-year-old woman from Greasbrough was arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis.

A 27-year-old man from Rawmarsh, a 23-year-old man from Mexborough, a 32-year old man from Kilnhurst, a 47-year-old man from Goldthorpe and a 33-year-old woman from Maltby were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to produce cannabis.

All are currently in custody being questioned by officers.

Detective Inspector Mark Oughton said: “South Yorkshire Police is committed to tackling organised crime groups and this morning’s warrants are just one example of the work we are doing.

“An estimated £30,000 of cannabis was found along with drug cultivating equipment. As well as making six arrests, the intelligence gained today will help us to continue with our investigation.”

He added: “Our message to individuals involved in crime or on the periphery of criminal activity is that we will continue to come after you and work with communities to dismantle criminal networks.

“We ask anyone with information about suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhood to get in touch and we will act on your information.”

The warrants follow an operation in February when eight people were arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

Four men and four women from Rotherham have all been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

To report any information contact 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

You can also ring Crimestoppers to pass on information anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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