Sabredale Success In Bradford
A total of 60 arrests have been made during a two week clampdown on gun and drug related crime in Bradford.
Operation Sabredale saw 63 warrants executed, resulting in the seizure of two sawn off shotguns, a home-made stun gun and 94 rounds of ammunition.
Class A and Class B drugs with an estimated value of £438,000 were also recovered along with £176,000 in cash.
"We are delighted with how the operation has gone. The help we have received from the public has been fantastic and has definitely made an impact.
"Through this sustained focus we have been able to make numerous arrests, directly targeting the minority involved in serious crime.
"The majority of our seizures related to Class A and B drugs including Heroin and Crack Cocaine. Drugs, however; can often walk hand in hand with the use or possession of firearms and by removing one we can tackle the other.
"A total of 58 vehicles were also seized, working alongside the Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA).
"Many were unlicensed or untaxed and such vehicles can have links to drugs and firearms offences.
"Officers also uncovered a suspected counterfeit credit card factory, fully operational, at an address in Odsal where drugs were again located.
"Two men were arrested in connection with that and charged to appear before Magistrates."
"If you have information about the use or possession of firearms in your community, let us know immediately and we will take action. You can call us anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."