Drugs warrants executed across High Wycombe - Operation Rowlock

Wed 19th, Jul

Drugs warrants executed across High Wycombe - Operation Rowlock

Thames Valley Police and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have today carried out a number of warrants to tackle drug dealing.

 This morning (19/7) 18 warrants were executed by officers from Thames Valley Police (TVP) and South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) the majority in High Wycombe and one warrant in Aylesbury and one in Wembley.

Over 250 officers from TVP and SEROCU were involved in the warrants

As a result of this joint operation, 12 have been arrested, who have been involved in the supply of class a drugs across the South East with strong links to High Wycombe.

The people arrested remain in police custody at this time.

Chief Inspector Graham Hadley, Deputy LPA Commander for High Wycombe, said: “After a yearlong joint investigation between CID officers from High Wycombe LPA, and SEROCU we have today carried out a number of warrants to tackle a group of people involved in organised crime.

“Officers are continuing to search various locations predominantly in the High Wycombe area and the public will see an increased police presence.

“Our action today will have disrupted a number of individuals working in organised crime who have sought fit to deal drugs in High Wycombe.

“Their actions have affected the community and increased violent and anti-social crime in the area. Additionally they have preyed on vulnerable drug users.

“In light of this neighbourhood officers will be patrolling and engaging with the public with our partners, SMART High Wycombe, Wycombe Homeless Connection and The Community Safety Partnership team from Wycombe District Council, to give vulnerable people the support they need, and to provide information to the community.

“This operation has seen us working alongside the council and SEROCU.

“This forms part of Thames Valley Police’s new campaign STRONGHOLD, which aims to use partnership to tackle serious and organised crime.

“We need the support of the community as the information they provide about criminal activity in their neighbourhoods is vital and assists us to build up a picture of criminal activity and then act on it.

“I would ask that they keep reporting by either calling Thames Valley Police on 101 or calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

DCI Simon Steel, Head of Investigations at SEROCU said: “This has been a detailed investigation, which has involved joint working between TVP and SEROCU.

“We will ensure we utilise our capabilities so that those that cause serious harm to our communities are brought to justice.

“We will continue to work with and support those forces within the South East Region to target those involved in serious organised criminality.”


Note to editors

  • A 19-year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs and money laundering;
  • A 20-year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs and money laundering;
  • A 23-year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs and money laundering;
  • A 37-year-old from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of possession of class B drugs:
  • A 22-year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs, possession with intent to supply class B drugs, possession with intent to supply class A drugs, taking a motor vehicle without consent, no insurance, driving otherwise than in accordance with a license;
  • A 31-year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs, money laundering, fraud by false representation and possession of class B drugs;
  • A 26-year-old man from Aylesbury was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs, possession with intent to supply class B drugs and money laundering;
  • A 33-year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs and money laundering;
  • A 22-year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs, dangerous driving and assaulting a Constable;
  • A 27-year-old woman from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of money laundering;
  • A 30 year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs and money laundering;
  • A 58-year-old woman from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and money laundering.