Three men arrested in North Ayrshire as part of a UK wide operation involving officers from ‘Titan’
ORGANISED CRIME - ARRESTS - NORTH AYRSHIRE Three men have been arrested in North Ayrshire as part of a UK wide operation involving officers from ‘Titan’ - the North West Regional Crime Unit, which saw warrants being executed in Ayrshire, Cumbernauld, Cheshire and North Wales today.
Earlier today (Thursday 12th October 2017), detectives from Ayrshire Division and Locality Policing Team officers from North Ayrshire, assisted colleagues from south of the border with the operation in Kilwinning and Stevenston that resulted in the arrests. With the support of officers from Police Scotland, Cheshire Police and North Wales Police, ten properties were searched under the powers of a search warrant, as part of a long running investigation into the supply of Class A drugs. Following today’s operation, the following nine people were arrested for their alleged involvement in the supply of Class A drugs: - A 41 year old man from Stevenston in Scotland - Two men, age 42 and 47 years, from Kilwinning in Scotland - A 44 year old man from Cumbernauld in Scotland - A 39 year old man from North Wales - A 39 year old man from Cheshire - Two men, age 32 and 34 years, from HMP Liverpool - A 41 year old male from HMP Altcourse A quantity of ammunition was also recovered together with 30kg of what is believed to be cannabis resin and 240kg of mixing agent used in the production of controlled drugs Detective Chief Inspector Alan Sommerville from Ayrshire Division said “This operation today is as a result of close cooperation with law enforcement colleagues throughout the UK and reinforces our commitment to tackling organised crime and the supply of illegal drugs in Ayrshire. "We will continue to work with local communities and with our law enforcement colleagues to to disrupt the supply of drugs and arrest those responsible for causing untold harm. Detective Inspector Paul McVeigh from Titan, said: "Titan exists to tackle and take down the most serious, hardened and organised criminals who pose the more serious threat to the communities. But we cannot do this work alone and we are grateful for our colleagues, particularly those at Police Scotland, for assisting and supporting us during this wide-ranging and ongoing investigation. "Our message to those involved in drug supply is that you cannot escape justice and there are no borders, we will work with other forces to relentlessly pursue those profiting from serious organised crime. Anyone with information regarding drugs in their communities should contact Police Scotland through 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.