Two arrests and drugs seized

Officers have made two arrests as we continue our work to take drugs off the streets in Essex.

The arrests were made by our Operational Support Group (OSG), which is a specialist team who support other teams from across the force in carrying out activity which is vital to keep people safe and progress investigations.

On Friday 7 June officers from the OSG and our Roads Policing Unit were patrolling when they had reason to speak to a driver and made a pro-active stop. The driver was arrested for possession of a Class A drug, drug driving and no insurance.

Later in the day officers carrying out patrols in Southend stopped a vehicle and a subsequent search located a quantity of wraps of suspected Class A drugs.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Superintendent Phil Stinger said:

“Taking drugs off the county’s streets is a priority for us. The work of our officers yesterday did exactly that.
“The message is clear. If you commit crime in Essex, you can expect to be arrested and yesterday’s activity highlights our commitment to bringing suspects into custody.
“Our work to further investigations and protect the public continues each and every day and the public can expect us to make more arrests today, tomorrow and every day.”

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