By Alfa · Mar 4, 2005 · ·
  1. Alfa

    MERSEYSIDE police seized more than 11kg of cocaine in four weeks as part of a blitz on drug dealers.

    Operation Crackdown also saw 2.75kg of heroin and 461 assorted wraps of crack cocaine and heroin seized during January.

    A crack house was closed down in St Helens and assets worth almost UKP80,000 were taken from criminals.

    There were 55 arrests and 10 people charged with supply of classA drugs. In the first 28 days of a three-month blitz, the police also netted eight firearms, two replica firearms, 73 rounds of ammunition and two smoke grenades.

    The offensive continued this month, with a drugs den closed by police aftera swoop in Huyton.

    Operation Crackdown involves forces across the country and is being jointly run by the Home Office and the Association of Chief Police Officers.

    But the force said the seizures represented only a fraction of their long-term war on drug crime.

    A spokeswoman said: "Last year alone our officers seized Class A drugs with a street value of UKP24m and 4,108 people were charged with drug offences.

    "The force has already closed down eight properties in connection with the unlawful use, production and supply of class A drugs.

    "Residents of Merseyside should be assured that our commitment to tackle the scourge of drugs will continue."

    Nationwide 42 crack houses were closed and 20kgs of cocaine taken off the streets.

    Police also seized 17kgs of heroin, 1.5kgs of crack cocaine, 16,000 ecstasy tablets, 157 firearms, and more than UKP920,000 in criminal cash assets.

    There were 963 arrests and 413 people were charged with the supply of class A drugs.

    Home Office minister Caroline Flint said: " Police forces are working hard to combat the drug problem and communities have been rewarded with more arrests and less guns and drugs on the streets."

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  1. Alfa
    War on drugs a success? I can only see efforts, waisting money of the community leading nowhere except ruined lives. 20 kg's cocaine of the streets? How many minutes of nationwide druguse would that be? Prices of drugs are going down. Avaibility is going up. The war on drugs can be viewed upon as a succes depending on what the objective is.
  2. jrock0069
    I bet they spent millions upon millionsof dollars to perform this raid for less than a million dollars in product. Whats the point? It's all just a waste of money. I'm tellin' ya, the guy/girl who finally declares an end to the war on drugs and gives help to the people who need it, will be at least nominated for person of the century in 2100'. I mean their tellin us, that all this money consumers spend on drugs, funds terrorists. Why not abandon this hopeless "war on drugs" and focus that extra money toward "the war on terrorism". If they solve that problem, wouldn't that solve the drug problem too?

    I know I just kinda rambled on and that didn't even happen in the US, but we do the same thing here every day and this topic gave me an outlet for myfrustration.
  3. egoDEATH
    The government may be busting more people, but does that mean less people are doing drugs? Hell No! Drug use is on the rise. Every year, more and more people start using drugs. Drug busts is equivalent to shooting fish in a barrel. It's just an easyway for the government to get more money. Since drugs have no monetary value for the government, they rob the dealer's of their home, vehicles (cars, boats, motorcycles, etc.), high-value accessories (plasma TVs, computers, furniture, etc.), and all bank accounts are seized. The War on Drugs is just a fund-raising project for the government.

    How much does the government fund in researching medical treatment for addiction? I guess that's of little importance to them. But it's perfectly ok to spend millions.....billions oftax-payers' dollars to fund research in military warfare. The president's (and every politician in Washington for that matter) ego (s) must be assasinated.Edited by: egoDEATH
  4. enquirewithin
    The more drugs they seize, the more they are missing. But the US does
    not really want to win any war on drugs-- too many people would be out
    if a job
  5. dr ACE
    its good that they are trying to solve the problems that class A and shcedule 1 drugs are causing, but i think their going about itin a disastrouslywrong why.why not spend all that money on education tohelp kids realizethe dangers of hard drug use.instead of pretending to the kids that every thing is just dandy and fine when clearly it is not.but that would be way to simplefor the government.andone more thing the mediamakes uplies and pointless myths sourrounding the class a drugs scene is whatkeeps the whole messgoingon.and until ppl realize what fools the govenrments is making out of addicts and dealers just so they dont have to admit that theyare wrong in the firsplace.'sorry, we were wrong' is the hardest thing forthese politicians to say... Edited by: dr ACE
  6. enquirewithin
    " Police forces are working hard to combat the drug
    problem and communities have been rewarded with more arrests and less
    guns and drugs on the streets." This is complete nonsense, of course.
    The crime problem was never caused by the drugs but by prohibition--
    our laws make drugs a very profitable contraband.</font>
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