10 arrests in one-day crime crackdown

Eleven homes were raided, 10 people arrested and a haul of drugs, cash and stolen property seized during a one-day intensive crime crackdown in Norwich and Diss today.

Eleven homes were raided, 10 people arrested and a haul of drugs, cash and stolen property seized during a one-day intensive crime crackdown in Norwich and Diss today.

Operation Breathe involved police strike teams swinging in to action shortly after 8am to carry out search warrants, and to carry out high visibility patrols in key locations.

They netted a quantity of cannabis, thousands of pounds in cash, stolen property, amphetamines, counterfeit DVDs, stolen mobile phones and a large quantity of cigarettes were seized.

Specialist crime reduction officers targeted thefts of pedal cycles in the city and gave preventative advice to cyclists and officers from the automatic number plate recognition team were also on hand to target vehicles wanted in connection with crimes in the area.

Eight properties in Norwich and three in Diss were raided under the Theft Act and the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Operation Breathe was launched a fortnight ago in the central area policing division to target a range of crimes which have been affecting communities across the city including burglary, criminal damage, thefts from motor vehicles and anti-social behaviour.

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