POLICE CARRY OUT CLASS A DRUG SEARCHES AT ROYAL MAIL DEPOTS

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Police on the Isle of Wight have carried out an operation to target the supply of Class A drugs being distributed through the postal service.

Officers have today (Wednesday) visited Royal Mail’s sorting offices at Newport and Ryde in a bid to crack down on the supply of drugs to the Island.

Newport’s Neighbourhood Policing Team and a local dog unit have been involved in the visits at both Riverway and Nicholson Road.

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The operation has also been used to enhance the training of working dogs in this line of work.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has said:

“An effective response to drugs networks and county lines demands real collaboration. Hampshire Constabulary works closely with other agencies in both the public and private sectors, as well as the local community, to tackle the supply of drugs.

“If you have information about drugs supply in your area, please report this to us on 101. Alternatively you can report it anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111”.

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joe thompson
joe thompson
4 months ago

when i was a postman this happened often at 4am when the mail arrived from the mainland but now they broadcast when it happens

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  joe thompson
4 months ago

Yes but after it’s done and surely anything would already be in the sorting office anyway?

joe thompson
joe thompson
Reply to  Smithy
4 months ago

it was done while the mail was still in the back of the lorry from the mainland

Bumblebee
Bumblebee
4 months ago

Joe Thompson.
The article does not specify the time that this search took place, but surely the less people getting in the way the easier it would be to carry it out, and the Police will have taken this into consideration when arranging this search.

joe thompson
joe thompson
Reply to  Bumblebee
4 months ago

by the frame is laid in with letters i would say it was between7/8ocam when the photo was taken

ShiteheadPatrol
ShiteheadPatrol
4 months ago

With the amount of drugs on this island, i’m surprised the poor dogs don’t become addicts themselves from constantly having to breathe the stuff in. One can almost become a dopehead just from walking around some parts of the island. You smell it everywhere.

Lee Day
Lee Day
4 months ago

If you get any “wet” letters……….. assume the dog must have been caught short 🙂

Just Sayin’
Just Sayin’
4 months ago

So, our crack drug squad got up at the crack of dawn to crack down on drug scum sending crack through the post. What’s the crack?!!!

Swilp
Swilp
4 months ago

I wonder if this explains why my package of inkjet printer inks from Amazon has “gone missing” after they arrived at the Sandown sorting office at 5.00am on Monday morning? If so Why wasn’t I informed?

Whisky galore
Whisky galore
Reply to  Swilp
4 months ago

And so many appointment letters from the hospital have not been received.

Joey Jitts
Joey Jitts
4 months ago

Saw that dog at the festy one year. Bet he get extra Chappie if finds something.

Roger everyone
Roger everyone
4 months ago

Most people grow there own over here nowdays.
Using the postal service for deliveries is a thing of the past.

Joey Jitts
Joey Jitts
Reply to  Roger everyone
4 months ago

These dogs are looking for cocaine and heroin and class A drugs. Many have it sent over from the States in the old film type containers now.

Sonic
Sonic
4 months ago

These dogs can find Drugs, Money, and firearms. Does anyone know where I can get one?

Truth
Truth
4 months ago

The filthy drug culture will never be stopped, we lost that war decades ago…

Barry monday
Barry monday
4 months ago

Even if they find drugs in the post I feel it won’t make much difference, how many ferries come and go per day? There’s no searches or what have you unless they are tipped off.

So I’m pretty sure most dealers would just assume that it’s safer to bring them across on the ferries

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