New police team targeting organised crime

The Operation Sentinel team in Lowestoft. Picture: Neil Didsbury

The Operation Sentinel team in Lowestoft. Picture: Neil Didsbury - Credit: Archant

A policing team targeting serious and organised criminal activity is continuing to protect local communities.

Having launched in East Suffolk last month to provided an enhanced coverage of Suffolk's road network, they have been proactively disrupting "serious and organised criminal activity."

And last week, 12 vehicles were stopped with five drugs searches carried out and three motorists dealt with.

With technology and intelligence proving to be the key to stopping crime, the Halesworth Police team posted an update on Facebook.

It said: "Suffolk Police @OpSentinel_ East Team were in our part of Suffolk last week.


You may also want to watch:


"Last week saw 12 vehicles stopped, 5 drugs searches, with 1 reported for possession of cannabis and 2 drivers dealt with for moving traffic offences."

Operation Sentinel initially launched in the south Suffolk earlier this year, but now has dedicated teams in the west and the east of the county.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter