AS 2018 rolls out North Wales Police's pursuit of those who bring the most harmful controlled drugs into Gwynedd and Môn shows no signs of slowing after two successful Operation Rattle arrests in Bangor this week.

During the early afternoon of Wednesday, January 17 and as part of an intelligence led operation officers arrested a 16 year old youth from Liverpool in Holyhead Road, Bangor. He was found in possession of a large amount of cash.

He was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs. Following interview he was ‘released under investigation’. The previous morning officers stopped and checked two men in a vehicle in Treborth Road, Bangor and found between 350 and 400 ‘wraps’ of what are believed to be class A controlled drugs.

The 19 and 27 year old men, both from Liverpool were arrested for possession with intent to supply class A drugs and following interview were also released under investigation.

Det Sergeant Andy Davies, at Caernarfon Police Station, said: "Our commitment to rid our communities of those who possess and supply controlled drugs is our priority in line with ‘Operation Scorpion’ is directly targeting serious and organised crime.

"This week’s action under Operation Rattle is a continuation of that process and we are determined to keep our communities safe.

"It is vitally important we listen to concerns and where necessary take proportionate action. You say – We do. There is No Hiding Place.

"Possession and distribution of controlled drugs will not be tolerated and we will continue to take positive, robust action. However we can’t tackle this problem alone and key to all our work, and that of our partners, is intelligence and I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing their concerns with us."

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