South West Wales

Police sting nets £60k of heroin at Glynneath

Heroin with a street value of £60,000 has been seized in south Wales after a seven-month operation, say police.

Half a kilogram (22oz) was found in a vehicle travelling from Liverpool to Swansea, said South Wales Police.

The vehicle was stopped on the A465 at Glynneath, Neath Port Talbot, at 1830 GMT on Saturday 8 January.

A 44-year-old man from the Swansea area has been arrested, charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and remanded in custody.

The seizure was the result of an operation, which began last May, targeting organised crime groups from Liverpool infiltrating Swansea, said police.

Afterwards a series of warrants were conducted at locations across Swansea and in the Merseyside area, the force said.

On Wednesday 12 January a second man was arrested in the Liverpool area in connection with the operation. He remains in custody.

Swansea-based Supt Phil Davies commented: "This is the third occasion within the last two months that police in Swansea have achieved their largest single seizure of heroin, the previous being 6oz and 12oz in November last year."

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