Police arrested two people this morning after warrants were simultaneously served at addresses in Banbury and London.
Police executed simultaneous warrants early this morning around 5.30 with Thames Valley Police serving a warrant in Broad Street, Banbury, and their colleagues at the Metropolitan Police serving another warrant at Tower Hamlets, London.
The execution of the warrants was the culmination of a six month investigation into the activity of a county drug line code named “Operation Judo."
Severe traffic delays around Banbury due to road closure
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a handbag theft near Banbury
Teenage girl assaulted in Banbury - police appeal for witnesses
Residents of a Banbury housing development complain about their neglected children's play park
Photos: Smiles and sunshine at a summer fete in Banbury
As a result of the warrants being served police arrested a 21 year old man and 15 year old youth for possession with intent to supply class A drugs and concerned in the supply of class A drugs.
The two people arrested remain in custody at Banbury Police Station. A quantity of suspected class A drugs, cash and other items have been seized as part of the operation.
TVP Banbury officers posted a message about the arrests on Twitter saying they were part of operation #Stronghold, a force wide initiative to tackle organised crime.
The Banbury Guardian published a story late month about a week-long police operation called #Stronghold tackling organised crime and county lines drug dealing.
The week-long operation last month saw three warrants executed in Banbury on the same day and four drugs arrests. Closure orders were later issued by the court for two of the addresses in Banbury where police executed search warrants as part of the operation.
You can read about the last #Stronghold operation here: https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/crime/multiple-arrests-made-in-banbury-as-part-of-thames-valley-police-operation-tackling-county-lines-drug-dealing-3251778