Weapons and drugs seized as Taser drawn to arrest four over drug offences

A meat cleaver seized during arrests as part of Operation Gravity. Picture: PC Dan Taylor

A meat cleaver seized during arrests as part of Operation Gravity. Picture: PC Dan Taylor - Credit: PC Dan Taylor

Weapons and drugs have been seized as officers arrested four people on suspicion of drug offences overnight.

The suspects are this morning in custody after Taser trained officers had to draw their weapon to make the arrests. They have seized a number of weapons including a meat cleaver from the suspects.

Beat manager for Norwich West PC Dan Taylor tweeted the threat of the Taser had 'achieved compliance' as a quantity of drugs were found in the car the suspects were riding in.

Operation Gravity has been running since December last year as Norfolk Police declared a critical incident over the sharp rise in drug-related serious violence, including stabbings, across the county.

County line drug networks coming into the region from London are being stamped down on.


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During the campaign around £38,000 worth of Class A drugs, £42,000 in cash and more than 23 knives have been seized.

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