More than £40,000 of heroin seized during crackdown on crime in Doncaster

Around £44,000 of heroin and almost £90,000 worth of cars and off-road bikes has been seized during a crackdown on crime in Doncaster.

Saturday, 13th May 2017, 7:37 am
Updated Monday, 15th May 2017, 8:23 am
Police during Operation Duxford

Police arrested 17 people for a offences ranging from possession of drugs with intent to supply, assault, non-payment of fines and failing to appear at court.

During the operation, police recovered almost £90,000 worth of cars and off-road bikes, seized almost £44,000 of heroin along with other drugs believed to be crack cocaine, cannabis and amphetamine and discovered a taser at a house.

Police during Operation Duxford

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Police executed 21 warrants and five were carried out by Trading Standards during Operation Duxford, the day of action is aimed at targeting criminal activity and engaging with Doncaster communities.

Superintendent Colin McFarlane, who has led the operation, said: “The successful results achieved so far represent the overall purpose and aim of the operation carried out today.

“I am extremely pleased with what we have been able to achieved and I hope this demonstrates to our communities, that we will listen to your concerns and will work to address, resolve and prevent them.

“I would like to thank all of the officers and our partner agencies who have made today’s operation possible, as it is through their dedication and commitment we have been able to achieve these results.

Police during Operation Duxford

“Our number one priority is to keep all of our residents safe and I hope from the activity conducted and results achieved, it demonstrates our commitment to achieve this.”

Police during Operation Duxford
Police during Operation Duxford