A 16-year-old Cogan drug dealer is amongst a total of eight people locked up after being caught in possession of illegal drugs destined for the streets of the Vale of Glamorgan .
Thousands of pounds worth of class A and B drugs including cocaine, heroin and MDMA have been seized as a result of police operations which have included early morning raids, spontaneous stop-checks, pre-planned hard stops on motorways and foot chases.
It’s now emerged that on January 13, a 16 year-old male was sent to a young offenders’ institute for 32 months, after he was caught in possession of a kilogramme of cocaine. Officers discovered the drugs at a house in Cardiff which they searched after his arrest .
Police now say that on August 5 last year the teenager had jumped out of a vehicle which failed to stop for police in Cowslip Drive, Cogan.
He then ran down the railway tracks towards Dinas Powys in a bid to elude the police. However officers headed him off at Eastbook Railway Station and arrested him .
Police Superintendent Gary Osborne, operational policing commander across the region, hopes recent success will encourage people with information about drug dealing to come forward. He says “This year has started very positively – we’ve successfully prosecuted a number of people and it sends out a strong message that we won’t tolerate drug dealing. It shows that we take action on the information we get. We will arrest those who live in, and travel to, or through, this region in order to ply their evil trade and put them before the courts.”
Police say anyone who does have any information about drug dealing in their community should contact South Wales Police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.