Police stop 1,000 vehicles in week-long crackdown on foreign gangs in South Yorkshire

Over 1000 vehicles were stopped, 69 were seized and 23 people were arrested in a crackdown on foreign criminals last week.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 23rd May 2016, 11:42 am
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2016, 11:46 am
One of the cars seized in the crackdown
One of the cars seized in the crackdown

Officers also found drugs worth £37,500 during the operation.

The crackdown was part of an international policing operation aimed at disrupting travelling, foreign criminals.

Chief Inspector Glen Suttenwood said: “We’ve had another successful week for Operation Trivium and the results speak for themselves.

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“We searched and seized both UK and foreign national vehicles, demonstrating that we will take firm action against anyone suspected of being involved in criminality.

“Operations like this are not about targeting communities, but rather those individuals who use our roads networks in order to commit crimes.

“We were also able to recover over £4,000 in outstanding fines and recovered drugs worth around £37,500.

“We are absolutely committed to making our region safer and this operation is just one example of how we do this.”