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Arrests made on suspicion of drugs offences at Cardington

13 Dec 2018

We have arrested nine men and four women on suspicion of drugs offences at a traveller site near Cardington.

Working in partnership with Bedford Borough Council, police carried out an early morning operation today (13 December), following reports of criminal activity.

Around 180 officers, including support from the dog section, helicopter, firearms support units and officers on off-road bikes, executed a search warrant at dawn on plots at the Willow Drift traveller site, Meadow Lane, Cardington.

Superintendent Mark Upex, of the operation’s command team, said: “We have arrested 13 people and also recovered suspected stolen property. An investigation is now underway.

“We have a duty of care to the other residents, and to the wider local community, to ensure people can live safely, peacefully and lawfully.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, use the online reporting centre or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

 

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