Operation Intrusive - Birmingham
Officers collecting evidence on Operation Intrusive raid | West Mids Police on Flickr

Seven more people, arrested across the West Midlands as part of Operation Intrusive yesterday, were set to appear before Birmingham magistrates today (Friday 14 June). They include two women, aged 40 and 31, from Frankley and two men, 34 and 39, from Rednal and Frankley. All are charged with conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Suspected drugs, mobile phones, sat navs and documentation seized by search teams yesterday are still being analysed.

The arrests come as part of Operation Intrusive – a blitz on burglars offending in Birmingham. Those who handle stolen goods or deal drugs and indirectly cause addicts to commit crime to fuel their addiction are also coming under the spotlight. The operation has been months in the planning and follows a flurry of tip-offs from members of the public who refused to put up with criminals living and operating in their neighbourhood.

A total of 33 arrests have so far been made during 3 days of planned dawn raids across the West Midlands – 15 of these arrests were within the Northfield constituency. 

And during the operation, police have been keen to keep the public informed – details of the arrests, along with photographs and video clips, were shared on social media networks such as twitter and facebook by West Midlands Police. They were also shared by local sites such as B31 Voices and Birmingham Updates.

Birmingham South Chief Inspector Alan Simmonds, leading the operation, said: “The use of a wide variety of social media platforms has really helped us get the message out to local people about these warrants.

“We have been inundated with supportive comments from members of the community […] There are also a plethora of terrific community websites and bloggers in south Birmingham who have ensured our actions have been shared at a very local level.”

If you have any information or concerns regarding drug dealing or burglary in your area, you can call West Midlands Police on 101 or alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Below is a list of all the arrests in our area and outcomes, if known:

  • 37 year old man from Longbridge. Arrested Thursday 6th June & charged with conspiracy to supply heroin, conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and conspiracy to handle stolen property. He was remanded in custody at court.
  • 33 year old man from Longbridge.  Arrested Thursday 6th June & charged with conspiracy to handle stolen property. Bailed.
  • 24 year old man from Rubery. Arrested Thursday 6th June & charged with conspiracy to handle stolen property. Bailed.
  • 27 year old man from Northfield. Arrested Thursday 6th June & charged with conspiracy to handle stolen property. Bailed.
  • 48 year old man from Northfield. Arrested Thursday 6th June & charged with conspiracy to handle stolen property. Bailed.
  • 28 year old man from Longbridge. Arrested Tuesday 11th June. Questioned by detectives over the supply of drugs.
  • 24 year old man from Frankley. Arrested Tuesday 11th June. Questioned by detectives over the supply of drugs.
  • 21 year old man from West Heath. Arrested on Tuesday 11th June on suspicion of handling stolen goods.
  • 48 year old man at Redditch Road, Kings Norton. Arrested on Thursday 13th June on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and conspiracy to supply class A drugs. Released on bail pending further enquiries.
  • 45 year old man at Redditch Road, Kings Norton. Arrested on Thursday 13th June on suspicion of cultivating cannabis. Released without charge.
  • 31 year old woman at Brightstone Road, Frankley. Arrested on Thursday 13th June on  suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs. Suspected heroin and crack cocaine was recovered by officers. Magistrates court today (14th June)
  • 43 year old man at Brightstone Road, Frankley. Arrested on Thursday 13th June on  suspicion of possessing a class A drug (crack cocaine). Cautioned for possession of class A drugs.
  • 40 year old woman at Brightstone Road, Frankley. Arrested on Thursday 13th June on  suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs. Magistrates court today (14th June)
  • 39 year old man at Brightstone Road, Frankley. Arrested on Thursday 13th June on  suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs. Magistrates court today (14th June)
  • 34 year old man from Ashill Road, Rednal.  Arrested on Thursday 13th June on suspicion of conspiring to supply class A drugs. Magistrates court today (14th June)

For more information on Operation Intrusive including exclusive photographs and films, visit: www.birminghamsouthpolice.org.uk

Operation Intrusive - Birmingham
Officers being briefed before serving Operation Intrusive warrants | West Mids Police on Flickr

4 COMMENTS

  1. well done Operation Intrusive at last something postive is being done about these people who ruin the areas and make peoples life a misery.i have no time for these scumbags.lets hope more people come forward now and speak out,i have no time for drugs and the losers that deal in it..and they will allways get found out eventully.

    keep up the this good work . police 1 scumbags 0.

  2. Yet more “war on drugs” nonsense, with self-righteous undertones and grotesque propagandising by the police.

    The irony is that anti-drug attitudes and prohibition do nothing but create and sustain the black markets, they cannot do anything about the vast majority of crime and misery that are related to drug use.

    Human beings, from kids spinning round to make themselves’ dizzy, to adults enjoying a beer, like to alter our perceptions of the world. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with recreational drug use, I find that the most vocally opposed to “drugs” tend to be fond of alcohol, a drug in and of itself by any measure..

    Some people end up using substances to deal with psychological issues, but society seems to deem these people OK to hate, especially when the substance isn’t alcohol. Drug addicts are ill, they need to be treated by the medical world not law and order. Those that see “junkies as scum” or similar probably wouldn’t be that judgemental to someone with any other illness, from a cold to cancer.

    The line the law draws when it comes to substances is cruel and arbitrary. Don’t use it to judge right and wrong.

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