Over £300,000 Worth of Drugs Seized Following Intelligence Led Operation in Holme Wood

Friday 30 April 2021 

A community intelligence led operation in Holme Wood has resulted in multiple arrests and substantial amounts of drugs seized.

Bradford’s Programme Precision Team were supported by NPT, district investigative officers, Bradford CID, and District Crime Teams.

The aim of the operation was to tackle and disrupt organised criminality in the area.

On Thursday 29 and Friday 30 April, the teams executed six warrants at various locations in the Holme Wood area totalling in 5 arrests and a substantial quantity of drugs seized.

At a property on Wentworth Crescent, Bradford teams recovered a large-scale cannabis grow with approximately 300 plants. The substantial cannabis grow has an estimated value of in excess of £280,000.

A 24- year old man was arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis and was subsequently charged appearing at Bradford Magistrates Court today.

At a property on Edward Street, officers located 2kg of suspected amphetamine worth an estimated £28,000 street value.

Further smaller cannabis grows were also located by officers at addresses on Eversley Drive and Lymington Drive, Bradford.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Farrell, said:

“This week’s operation has been focused on disrupting and tackling organised crime in our communities to minimise risk and reduce crime. We hope that the local residents of Holme Wood feel reassured and confident in our efforts in keeping them safe. 

“It will undoubtedly send a very clear message to those in the area of Holme Wood who attempt to maintain a grasp of control within the community through use of violence and fear.

“This operation has illustrated joint working undertaken by our Programme Precision officers alongside specialist colleagues and partnerships in the planning and execution over the past two days.

“We remain committed to doing everything in our power to ensure the safety of all people who live, work and visit Bradford and to target those individuals who are involved in drug dealing and organised crime.

“The findings of the operation were led by intelligence and information we received from the local communities. We have used all the information provided and this has been our direct response. I cannot stress how vital the intelligence we receive is and I would continue to encourage local communities to come forward with any concerns or issues.

“Anyone with any information about criminal activity in their local area is asked to contact the police via 101 or information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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