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Significant Amounts of Class A Drugs Seized, Castleford

Tuesday February 23, 2016

Enquiries are ongoing today after police seized significant amounts of suspected Class A drugs in an operation in Castleford.

Wakefield District CID are conducting enquiries today following the seizure of what is believed to be tens of thousands of pounds worth of suspected Class A drugs in the Westfields area on Monday (22 February).

Officers made the initial discovery after stopping a van on Westfields in Castleford at about 2pm yesterday ( Monday February 22).

A substantial quantity of suspected drugs was found in the van and the 58-year-old male driver was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug,

Police searched a house on Westfields a short time later and discovered further quantities of suspected Class B drugs and cash in the property.

Following further enquiries officers arrested a 45 year Castleford woman and a 45-year-old Leeds man, also on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drugs.

All three have now been bailed pending continuing enquiries.

Detective Inspector David Rogerson of Wakefield CID, said: "We are continuing enquiries today after officers recovered significant amounts of what are suspected to be Class A drugs from a van and a house in the Westfields area of Castleford, following an intelligence led operation.

"Taking drugs off our streets continues to be a priority for Wakefield CID and I would ask anyone who has information about drugs supply in Castleford or elsewhere in the Wakefield District to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"Your call will be anonymous and I can promise you police will act on information we receive from the independent charity."

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