Tackling drug-related crime, rooting out dealers and disrupting supplies of drugs onto Wiltshire’s streets has been the direct result of a regional, co-ordinated, campaign led by the south west region’s Police and Crime Commissioners.
The five PCCs from
agreed with their respective Chief Constables their Forces would combine operational powers to tackle cross border drugs supply, drug-related crime and associated anti-social behaviour (ASB).
This is the first time in the UK that five PCCs, and their respective Forces, have joined together to target drug-related crime by setting aside regional boundaries.
Operation Scorpion, which took place in March and more recently in July, harnessed collective powers to disrupt drug crime in the south west by dismantling drugs supply networks, and arresting those who profit from them, and meant criminals will be under no illusion the south west is #NoPlaceForDrugs.
Wiltshire PCC Philip Wilkinson has always been clear that drug crime isn’t just a problem for urban police forces. Since taking office, he has been listening to concerns and visited several communities where drug crime, and related anti-social behaviour, blights daily lives.
In March 2022, targeting drug dealers across the South West:
In July 2022 the outcomes of 55 warrants being executed in the region were:
Following a series of raids in #wiltshire
This shows great teamwork to make the South West a hostile environment for drug dealers so they get the message that our communities are #noplacefordrugs #makingwiltshiresafer