THREE people have been arrested following a series of high-visibility and co-ordinated police raids in Merthyr Tydfil and the Rhondda.

In total, five warrants were executed as part of the operation on Friday morning (August 17) – which also saw drugs, cash and a weapon seized by South Wales Police officers.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug; a 48-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B drug; and a 39-year-old woman was arrested on warrant.

The haul of seized materials included more than £1,300 in cash, cannabis plants, a quantity of crack cocaine, amphetamines, other potential drug paraphernalia and an offensive weapon.

Detective Sergeant Russell Jenkins said: “This was a co-ordinated series of raids across the Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil areas.

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“Each of the warrants executed had a positive outcome, and three people were taken into custody as a result.

“These raids also provide community reassurance that we are acting upon the intelligence we receive and will disrupt and break up criminality.

“We remain determined to keep our communities safe and to protect those who are vulnerable.”

Anyone with information or concerns about the use or supply of drugs in their community should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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