Pubdate: Sat, 15 Jan 2005
Source: Eastern Daily Press (UK)
Copyright: 2005, Archant Regional
Author: Ian Clarke


Eight people have been arrested in a fresh wave of swoops by Norfolk
Police as part of the Operation Harrier initiative.

About 35 officers A- including uniformed, plain clothes detectives,
community support officers and field intelligence staff A- were
involved in a series of operations on Friday at King's Lynn, Dereham,
Thetford, Swaffham, Watton, Mattishall, Downham Market and the Upwell

As well as arrests, quantities of drugs were seized.

Officers also had high visibility presence in some areas to discourage
anti-social behaviour and they used new technology to scan 1200
vehicle registration plates in west Norfolk.

Operation Harrier is an on-going campaign to target crime in the

Two people were arrested on Friday in houses on the Fairstead estate
and Gaywood areas of King's Lynn. They were given cautions for
possession of cannabis.

It followed the arrest of two people earlier in the week at North Lynn
for possession of amphetamines worth an estimated A?4000-A?10,000.

In Dereham, a warrant was executed at Norwich Road on Friday and a
person was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent
to supply. Drug dealing equipment was found at the house.

Also on Friday, two people were arrested on suspicion of possession of
intent to supply drugs at Watton and one was arrested and then charged
at Thetford after cannabis plants and equipment used to cultivate the
drug were found.

Cannabis was also seized from a property at Swaffham.

In addition, high visibility patrols were carried out in Mattishall,
on the Fairfields estate at Thetford and in Downham Market.

Insp Kim Warner, who co-ordinated the operation, said: "I am pleased
with the results. We have executed numerous warrants and there is a
clear message that we will be knocking on doors."
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