Three teenagers from Merseyside and a local woman were arrested in Bangor this morning, Friday 4th May, as North Wales Police continued their pursuit of those bringing the most harmful controlled drugs into Gwynedd and Anglesey.

‘Operation Rattle’ officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act search warrant in Llys Bedwyr, Bangor, and recovered a quantity of what they believe to be class A controlled drugs, cash, mobile phones and a knuckle duster.

Three females, in their late teens and from Merseyside were arrested for being concerned in the supply of class A controlled drugs and money laundering and a 46 year old local female was arrested for the same offence and for being wanted on warrant. All remained in custody this afternoon awaiting interview.

PC Liam Parkes at Bangor Police Station said: “Our commitment to rid our communities of those who possess and supply controlled drugs is our priority in line with ‘Operation Scorpion’ is directly targeting serious and organised crime.

“Today’s action under Operation Rattle is a continuation of that process and we are determined to keep our communities safe. It is vitally important we listen to concerns and where necessary take proportionate action. You say – We do. There is No Hiding Place.”

“Possession and distribution of controlled drugs will not be tolerated and we will continue to take positive, robust action. However we can’t tackle this problem alone and key to all our work, and that of our partners, is intelligence and I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing their concerns with us.”

Operation Rattle is a police investigation into the supply and distribution of controlled drugs in North Wales by Organised Crime Groups from outside the area.

Information can be passed to the Police by contacting the control room direct via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx or phoning 101. If you’d rather pass information anonymously then phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.