Two positive drug warrants carried out in Llanelli

DYFED-Powys Police have conducted two positive drug warrants in Llanelli today, Friday (April 13).

The warrants took place on Penyfan Road and Old Lodge Estate.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: "Officers in Llanelli have today (April 13) carried out a targeting operation, seizing drugs believed to be heroin.

"The community saw an increased police presence around Llanelli as officers executed arrest warrants, undertook spot checks on identified individuals, properties and...

Officers commended by judge for ‘colossal and exceptional investigation’ as Operation Ulysses court case concludes

THE Judge in the trial of what Dyfed-Powys Police have described as a 'Serious Sophisticated Organised Crime Group'  has commended a number of  the officers involved in 'Operation Ulysses' today, Tuesday (Mar 13) at Swansea Crown Court.

Speaking at the end of the trial, which has seen 28 members of the group handed down over 193 years in prison between them the judge commented that it was a  'colossal and exceptional investigation'.

The Judge’s commendations were  for:...

10 more jailed as a result of Operation Ulysses

TEN more people have been jailed as a result of Operation Ulysses, which has targeted an organised criminal gang police claim are responsible for an increase in the number of heroin related deaths predominantly in the Llanelli area.

A police statement following the sentencing of 8 men yesterday said:

"The operation was commenced as a result of and these sentences are the successful culmination of the most complex investigation undertaken by the Serious and Organised Crime Team,...

8 members of organised crime group sentenced in Operation Ulysses court case

EIGHT members of an organised criminal group have been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court today, Thursday (Mar 8).

Detective Sergeant Rhys Jones from the Dyfed-Powys Police Serious and Organised Crime Team said: “We are extremely pleased with the sentences handed to all 8 defendants today, particularly the 14 years handed to Ryan Kenny, on this the first day of sentencing 28 individuals as part of Operation Ulysses. The operation was commenced as a result of...

Used needles, dog fouling and fly tipping causing misery for Old Castle Road residents

Residents of Old Castle Road have been airing their concerns about discarded needles, drug use, dog fouling, fly tipping and parking problems on land in the area. The land at the end of Old Castle Road, which borders Sandy Water Park is for sale at present and although the land has been fenced off in the past it is now open. Residents claim that large amounts of needles are being discarded in the area by drug users.

Cllr Sara Griffiths who represents the Lliedi ward said that...

Ten jailed after police smash multi-million pound drugs network

Ten men are today starting sentences totalling more than 116 years, after police dismantled seven organised crime gangs (OCGs) linked to a multi-million pounds Albanian drugs network.

A complex investigation led by Tarian – the Regional Organised Crime Unit for southern Wales – and supported by Essex, Thames Valley, Bedfordshire and the Metropolitan police forces, as well as the National Crime Agency, Europol and the Spanish authorities, led officers to Albanian national Bledar Mziu,...

98 Arrested for Drink/Drug Driving in December

98 people were arrested by Dyfed-Powys Police for drink and drug driving in December, as a result of the All Wales Christmas Anti Drink and Drug Drive Campaign.

The month-long operation against driving under the influence ran from Friday, 1st December and police forces across the country used intelligence-led tactics and local knowledge of hotspots to detect people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol over the festive...

Chooselife responds to petition for them to be moved

A PETITION calling for the relocation of a drug rehabilitation charity in Llanelli has been presented to the county council.

178 signatures were collected in support of the petition which called on the council to relocate Chooselife to alternative accommodation away from its present base at Copperworks Road in Llanelli.

Petitioners said they were concerned at the proximity of the charity to a new primary school being built in the area.

Presented by Vanessa March, chair of the...

Andrews claims ‘naysayers are not targeting the problem’ in Tyisha and Glanymor

THE man behind Chooselife, a centre for service users including people with drug and alcohol related issues says that he is perplexed at the negativity from some quarters towards the centre.

Alan Andrews a former self confessed drug addict found God and turned his life around and has been instrumental in establishing a centre in the Tyisha/Glanymor Ward in Llanelli, which was recently described by a Plaid Cymru councillor as one of the worse wards...

Warning given over the dangers of ecstasy tablets

DYFED Drug and Alcohol Service (DDAS), in partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board and Dyfed-Powys Police, have issued a warning about the dangers of ecstasy, following a number of recent hospitalisations.

They are urging anyone considering taking ecstasy to firstly, not put their health and lives at risk, but secondly, be particularly careful if offered MDMA (ecstasy) named Ikea, blue and yellow tablets branded with the Ikea logo, or Rolls Royce, which are pink tablets embossed...