SWP Operation Bunting Arrests

Written by on 31st May 2022

Thousands of pounds worth of illegal drugs have been seized as part of a police operation to tackle criminality.

South Wales Police Officers seized the drugs after executing two search warrants in Mountain Ash on Sunday, 29 May.

Local officers descended on the addresses in Consort Street and Main Road on Sunday morning – they were supported by specialist search teams with drugs dogs.

A total of 169 plants were discovered in seven grow tents throughout the house in Consort Street.
A man and a woman were arrested and have since been released under investigation.

The warrants were executed as part of a wider police operation called Operation Bunting which took place over three days between Friday, 17 May and Sunday, 29 May.

This was the second instalment of the operation – the first one launched in Aberdare on 29th April, which also led to the seizure of drugs.

Sergeant John Sullivan, said:

“We have been listening to and engaging with communities to understand what their issues are – what people saw over the weekend was a concentrated effort to take effective and decisive action in response to those things.

“As well as tackling drugs, officers involved in the operation worked closely with other agencies to tackle antisocial behaviour and crime in places such as Merthyr town centre, speeding and dangerous driving. the illegal use off road bikes and grassfires.”
Other agencies involved in the operation include local authorities, Natural Resources Wales, British Transport Police, Merthyr Housing and South Wales Fire and Rescue.

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