Thirteen arrested in Kettering and Wellingborough raids

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A total of 13 people have been arrested as about 70 police officers took to the streets to raid houses in Kettering and Wellingborough.

The 13 people were arrested for drugs, weapons and money laundering offences and officers seized £6,000 along with property and a large quanitity of drugs.

Searches took place on Friday September 7 in the areas of Crown Street, Lancaster Road, Laurel Road, Queen Eleanor Court and Tresham Street, Kettering. 
Areas targeted in Wellingborough include Burns Road, Elsden Road, Finedon Road, Mill Road, Shakespeare Road, Great Park Street and Mears Ashby Road.

Chief Inspector Chris Hillery said: “The aim of this activity was to ensure that those committing crime in the county continue to operate in a hostile environment.”

He added: “The people arrested during the High Impact Day and the premises targeted were linked to drugs and serious acquisitive crime such as burglary, vehicle crime and robbery.”

Around 70 officers from Northamptonshire Police were joined by police dogs in an enforcement activity which included the search of 15 premises and one vehicle searching for drugs, stolen property, cash and proceeds of crime.

Chief Inspector Hillery added: “I will continue to use these highly disruptive tactics along with any other means at my disposal to bring offenders to justice and make those that live, work and visit the county feel safe and confident in their policing service.”