Five arrested during dawn drug raids in Solihull and Birmingham - The Solihull Observer

Five arrested during dawn drug raids in Solihull and Birmingham

Solihull Editorial 21st Mar, 2024   0

FIVE MEN have been on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs following a raid on properties across Solihull and Birmingham.

This is part of West Midlands Police’s work under Operation Elevate and an investigation into a suspected drug line operating in the Washwood Heath and surrounding areas of Birmingham.

Operation Elevate is a partnership approach that targets organised crime gangs (OCGs), their networks and business interests, criminality and their spheres of influence.

On Thursday (March 21) officers executed warrants at addresses in Wharf Lane and Windsor Drive in Solihull and on Sandhurst Avenue, Aubrey Road and Wagon Lane in Birmingham.

Officers recovered suspected Class A drugs and suspected stolen Range Rover parts.

They also recovered suspected stolen goods and are appealing to anyone who recognises this golf bag and clubs to get in touch.

Two men aged 25, two men aged 31 and a 32-year-old are in custody on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.

Chief Superintendent Ian Green, said: “Today’s action is part of an extensive investigation into a suspected drugs line that we believe has been operating in Birmingham.

“Our communities have told us that they want us to tackle this head on and to help them rid the streets of drugs and gangs that operate in and around their area.

“We will continue to work with our partners and our communities so that together we can make their area a safer place to live, visit and work.”

Anyone with information about this action should contact police on 101 and quote log 1666 20/3/24.

Anyone with information about drug criminality in their area should contact police on 101 or via the live chat on West Midlands Police’s website.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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