This is a good news message to all Watch Members and Key Individuals living in Harborough District from Harborough Police.
Police have recovered what could be the largest haul of Class A drugs ever found in Leicestershire.
Officers swooped on two vehicles near the junction of the M1 and M6 just after 8am yesterday (Thursday 17 June). They have recovered drugs believed to have a street value of at least £5m.
Two men have been arrested, and are currently being interviewed by detectives.
Leicestershire Constabulary is liaising with other forces within the UK and abroad as part of its investigation.
One officer who was present when the vehicles were examined said: “When the scale of the drugs became clear, it was like all our Christmases and birthdays had come at once. This was a very good result.”
The officer leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Neil Castle, said: “From my knowledge, this is the largest haul of Class A drugs recovered in Leicestershire.
“We do all that we can to remove drugs from the streets of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and this will have a major impact.
“The operation involved Police Community Support Officers, local beat officers and specialist crime investigation officers all working closely together.”
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Gordon Fraser said: “This was a classic example of dedicated neighbourhood policing teams having a direct and positive impact on serious and organised crime.”
Anyone with information about drugs crime should contact Leicestershire Constabulary on 0116 222 2222, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Henry Whatley (7729)
Community Initiatives Coordinator
Harborough & Lutterworth Police