More than 150 South Yorkshire Police officers took part in a crime crackdown

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More than 150 officers took to the streets of a South Yorkshire town as part of a crime crackdown.

Teams from across Barnsley made a record number of arrests for various crimes including drug offences, driving offences, prison recall, possession of weapons and theft during Operation Duxford on March 12.

Six warrants were executed following intelligence for drug dealing and cannabis cultivation. Four properties were found to be cultivating cannabis, with over 100 plants seized, alongside imitation firearms, Tasers and various other weapons.Chief Inspector Julie Mitchell said: “Warrants were executed following intelligence from our local communities and three men were arrested on suspicion of cultivation of cannabis.“We know everyone has different opinion on cannabis and its uses, however it is a Class B drug and those involved in growing and selling cannabis are often either being exploited or have links to serious organised crime, that has a devastating impact on our communities.”District teams were supported by teams the force’s Operation Support Unit, Serious Violent Crime Task Force, Roads Policing Team, Tactical Support Group, the Off-Road Bike Team, dog handlers and mounted officers.Traffic officers focussed on intercepting criminals and targeting driving offenders. Ten drivers had vehicles seized for various motoring offences.A further 14 people were arrested throughout the day and 34 people were stopped and searched.Officers in the town centre issued four Public Space Protection Orders for anti-social behaviour.

The team also joined Barnsley Council and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to provide safety advice to residents.