From Gwent Police.
This morning specialist teams carried out simultaneous warrants in the Newport area. These warrants were executed following information from the local community about the supply of Class A Drugs in the area. At approximately 5:00am, 200 officers took part in the second stage of the Operation Jewels. As part of stage two of the operation 20 people have been arrested and further enquiries are on-going at this time. The warrants follow on from those back in February where approximately 27 people were convicted and sent to prison.
Chief Superintendent, Gold Commander Marc Budden said: ‘As a result of stage one of this operation we’ve secured 27 convictions for class A drugs. Those responsible are now behind bars and are no longer able to harm the communities they live in. We will be relentless in our approach in tackling drug supply on our streets. We have now acted on further community intelligence to continue our robust action against these crimes.' More information can be found on Twitter using the hashtag #knockknock
In other news, The number of people injured due to serious violence has fallen by 10% in 2016 according to a new report by Cardiff University. The data emerged from a detailed analysis of scientific data from 156 emergency departments, minor injury units, and walk-in centres in England & Wales. The report’s author - Professor Jonathan Shepherd - identified a decline of 40% in people needing treatment in emergency departments after violence.