Posted: Mon 5th Dec 2022

Police carry out drugs crackdown at pubs and clubs in Rhyl and Prestatyn

North Wales news and information

Police have carried out a crackdown on the use of drugs at pubs and clubs in two Denbighshire towns. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

A drugs dog was used as officers took part in an operation in Rhyl and Prestatyn on Saturday night targeted at reducing drug-related crime. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Supported by local licensees and landlords, eleven stop searches were carried out on the night, leading to the seizure of three amounts of suspected Class A drugs and two arrests. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

Sergeant Kiera Williams said: “The objective of the operation was to deter and disrupt people supplying and using drugs at local pubs and bars, while maintaining a highly visible and reassuring presence on a busy Saturday night in the run up to Christmas. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“The operation was a great success, and we are grateful to the licensees for their engagement and support. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“By working together, we are doing everything we can to tackle the harm that drugs can cause to individuals, and the wider community.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

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