Three Caernarfon men charged in drugs clampdown


Geraint Jones

THREE Caernarfon men have been charged with drugs offences after a raid in the town.

Police charged Dylan Hughes, aged 30, Gavin Hughes, aged 28 and Gethin Ellis, aged 22, with conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs after they were arrested on Monday as part of Operation Scorpion.

DI Arwyn Jones, of North Wales Police, said: “This is part of our ongoing investigation into the supply of Class A and Class B Controlled Drugs into north Wales under the umbrella of Operation Scorpion and I expect further arrests to follow.

“These charges signify our continued effort to address the concerns of the local community and to reaffirm our commitment to a safer north Wales by actively targeting those involved in serious and organised crime, particularly the supply of controlled drugs, and the associated criminality that goes along with their use.”

All three men were refused bail and are due to appear in court in Caernarfon today (Wednesday, August 13).

A woman, aged 24, who was also arrested in the raid has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

DI Jones added: “To date the operation has seized a significant quantity of Class A and B drugs.

“As part of our commitment to seize assets funded by criminality, we have also exercised powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act and seized significant amounts of cash, nine vehicles, a speedboat, and other significant assets.”

Anyone with information on the production and supply of controlled drugs, or on anyone they believe is involved in organised crime, should contact North Wales Police on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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