Five in custody after two warrants executed in Newport

Officers have arrested five people after executing two warrants in the Alway area of Newport earlier this morning.

The warrants, one implemented under the Misuse of Drugs Act and the other under Police and Criminal Evidence Act, were carried out at around 6.30am on Monday 22 June in Ladyhill Road by specialist method of entry and search-trained officers. 

They were assisted by officers from the Newport east and west neighbourhood policing teams and our dogs section and criminal investigation teams.

Four men, aged 48, 24, 23 and 22, and a 43-year-old woman – all from the Newport area – have been arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property. All have been released under investigation.

A large quantity of cash, believed to be around £70,000, has been recovered during the warrants. No drugs were located at the premises.

A Gwent Police spokesperson said: “As always, we’d like to thank our communities for their support which is vital for warrants like these be executed successfully. 

“Nobody knows their neighbourhood better than the communities that live there. 

“If you see something that either seems out of place or just doesn’t add up then you can contact us and know it will be dealt with seriously. 

“What may seems like a small detail to you, to us it could be the final piece to a much bigger picture.”

If you have any information about the supply or use of drugs in your community, please call us on 101, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively, you can send a direct message with information via our Gwent Police Facebook or Twitter social media pages.