‘Large’ class A drug hoard seized after police search on car

Operation Scorpion
Operation Scorpion

Police say they will stamp out drug dealers travelling into Dacorum after a huge stash of class A drugs was seized from a car in Apsley.

More than 40 wraps of heroin and 32 rocks of suspected crack cocaine were found in a Vauxhall Vectra, which was pulled over by officers from the county Operation Scorpion team in Stationers Place at around 12.40pm on Friday.

Safer Neighbourhood Team officers also assisted in the raid, which later uncovered a large rock of crack cocaine.

According to police, the drugs have an estimated street value of £2,000.

Two Luton men – 23-year-old Nasir Riasat of Northdrift Way and Janaid Ramzan, 24, of Barnard Road – were charged with possession of a controlled class A drug with intent to supply.

Both will appear at Hatfield Remand Court today.

Chief Insp for Dacorum Glen Channer said: “This large drugs seizure was as a result of proactive work by Operation Scorpion officers and the Safer Neighbourhood Team who work to drive down drug-related crime in Dacorum.

“This is a substantial amount of drugs which have now removed from public circulation.

“We will continue to do all in our power to tackle anyone who travels into Dacorum intent to deal drugs into our communities, as well as anyone living locally who is involved in drug related activity in our towns and villages.

“I would urge anyone who has information about suspected drug dealing to please call police so we can look into it and take action where necessary. You can provide information anonymously to us, or through the independent charity, Crimestoppers.”

Call the police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information about drug offences in your area.