North West Wales

Operation Scorpion: Speedboat seized in drug gang raids

A speedboat is among a haul seized by police in a major drugs crackdown in north Wales.

Three men have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs after Operation Scorpion in Caernarfon.

Raids were carried out across the Caernarfon area last week, targeting organised crime.

The three accused men, aged 30, 28 and 22 are due to appear in court on Wednesday.

A 24-year-old woman arrested at the same time has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Ongoing operation

During the operation, North Wales Police say they recovered drugs, "significant" amounts of cash, seized nine vehicles - and the speedboat.

Det Insp Arwyn Jones of North Wales Police said: "This is part of our ongoing investigation into the supply of Class A and Class B controlled drugs into north Wales under the umbrella of Operation Scorpion and I expect further arrests to follow.

"These charges signify our continued effort to address the concerns of the local community and to reaffirm our commitment to a safer north Wales by actively targeting those involved in serious and organised crime, particularly the supply of controlled drugs, and the associated criminality that goes along with their use."

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