South Yorkshire Police seize drugs and cash worth £75,000 in crime blitz

Drugs and cash worth £75,000 were seized by South Yorkshire Police in a crackdown on crime.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 1:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 5:00 pm

Officers executed a series of warrants in Kimberworth on Tuesday, February 4 as part of a blitz on organised crime and drug dealing in Rotherham.

The activity focused around Pitt Street and Pembroke Street following intelligence to suggest that drugs were being supplied in the area.

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The drugs are understood to have a street value of around £50,000.

A £25,000 stash of cash was also recovered during the operation, some of which was in a safe.

Detective Inspector Scott Szymczak, of South Yorkshire Police’s ‘Operation Fortify’ team, which carried out the pre-planned raids, said: “While our activity centred on Kimberworth, please know that this forms part of our work to tackle organised crime across the town every single day.

“My team are committed to identifying those involved in drugs supply and associated violent crime, money laundering and human trafficking.”

He added: “We do act on the information that the public provide to us, so please do report any concerns about drug dealing in your area.”

Three men, aged 50, 25 and 26, and a 25-year-old woman - all from Rotherham - were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs and money.

The four have since been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

Anyone with Information about drug dealing and organised crime should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.