Three people have been arrested and thousands of pounds worth of drugs seized as Bedfordshire Police continues to crackdown on drug crime across the county.
The force’s Boson guns and gangs unit made two further arrests last week as part of an ongoing investigation tackling a suspected organised crime group in Bedford.
A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin, with a second man in his 20s arrested on suspicion of the same drugs supply offence for cannabis.
Seven arrests have now been made in connection to the operation.
Brothers Shabaz and Shazad Miah were arrested as part of this operation earlier this year and were last week jailed for almost nine years between them for drug offences.
Class A drugs and cash worth £30,000 were seized in Bedford when both brothers were arrested.
Then on Monday 20 March, community officers in Luton led a warrant where a man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Pugh, the community policing lead for serious and organised crime, said: “We are determined to take down criminal gangs which tear at the fabric of our communities.
“Enforcement is an important piece of this puzzle and we are making significant progress in disrupting the activities of suspected organised crime groups.
“I would encourage people to keep reporting things like drug dealing to us so we can take action and make our communities safer.”
All three men arrested have subsequently been charged with drugs supply offences and remanded into custody, ahead of their next court appearances in April.
For more information about organised crime in Bedfordshire, the signs to spot and where to report concerns, visit our Operation Costello page.