Cigarettes found in South Yorkshire house raids

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ONE million cigarettes and heroin were found by police during raids on three homes in South Yorkshire.

Officers targeted the properties in Honeywell, Darfield and Grimethorpe, in Barnsley, as part of an operation to target serious and organised crime in the town.

The raids led to seven arrests and two men – Luke Morrison, aged 28, of Smithies Lane, Honeywell and 48-year-old Simon O’Hara, of Sandhill, Grove, Grimethorpe – have been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin.

They appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court on Friday, when they were remanded in custody. Police said they found half the cigarettes in a house in Honeywell; half in a property in Darfield and seized 4kg of heroin from a house in Grimethorpe.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wilkie said: “This was a very successful operation, which is part of our commitment in Barnsley to target criminals in the borough who make others lives a misery.

“We will continue to target the main offenders, not only will we be bringing them before the courts, but we will seek to seize their assets often illegally gained and reinvest them into local communities.”