Weapons and drugs seized after police raids in Lancaster and Morecambe

November 21, 2019

Weapons, drugs and cash have been recovered as part of a police crackdown on organised crime gangs in Lancaster and Morecambe.

A crossbow and an air rifle were among the weapons seized after raids on two properties in Lancaster and another in Heysham.

The raids were part of a week-long campaign by Lancashire Police targeting criminal gangs bringing heroin and cocaine into the area.

Police received intelligence suggesting drugs gangs from cities were expanding their operations into the area, using violence to drive out local dealers and exploiting children and vulnerable people to sell drugs.

This is also known as County Lines.

Det Insp Abi Finch-Hall, of Lancashire Police, said: “Drugs can cause misery for communities, not only for the people who take drugs but also for residents who live in areas where drug activity is taking place.

“We will not tolerate individuals who supply drugs in Lancaster and Morecambe and we will arrest and prosecute those who choose to actively sell drugs.”

The raids were carried out on November 11 and November 17.