Bradford police seize £278,000 in cash

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Police in Bradford have seized £278,000 in cash in the space of five days.

Teams of officers have been hitting addresses throughout the area as part of Op Sabredale. The fortnight clampdown has been focusing on drugs, cash and firearms offences.

Since the launch on Monday, February 4, 52 warrants have been executed and 48 arrests made.

Suspected drugs with an estimated value of £22,000, a shot gun cartridge and 60 vehicles have also been seized.

On Thursday half a kilo of suspected heroin was recovered from a commercial premises in the Leeds Old Road area alongside a kilo of counterfeit Viagra.

Bradford District Chief Inspector Dan Greenwood said it was one of West Yorkshire’s biggest operational seizures.

“We are also targeting vehicles which can be used among networks of individuals to transport cash, drugs and guns. Many are also uninsured and untaxed.

“Teams of officers are developing information coming in from the public, taking action throughout the District on a daily basis.

“Working closely with our partners, we have a proactive approach in ensuring that the people who live work and visit the area remain safe.

“I would ask that anyone who has information about the possession, use or supply of drugs and firearms contact us immediately.

“With the support of local people, we can make a real difference and act quickly to bring perpetrators to justice.

“You can call us on the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”