A MAN is under investigation after a warrant was carried out by police in the south of Bromsgrove on Monday April 26.

A quantity of cash, drugs and phones were seized from the property and a vulnerable victim was also made safe.

The individual was a victim of 'cuckooing', the practice whereby an Organised Crime Gang (OCG) take over a person’s home and use the property to facilitate exploitation

PC Chris Burns from Bromsgrove SNT said: “The warrant was part of our on-going work to shut down the distribution of drugs in our community. It was our community and partners that spoke to us and who told us of the drug dealing at this address and we acted on this intelligence.

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“The impact of drugs is felt in many ways, like the exploitation of vulnerable people, knock on offences, other crimes and anti-social behaviour. While some people might think cannabis. for example, is just a bit of recreational fun, those who are supplying and profiting from dealing are often violent and dangerous criminals, working for organised crime groups who use the proceeds for further criminality and will exploit anyone to make their money.

“Our communities are tired of a small minority of people taking advantage of the vulnerable and exploiting its young people. This address is also a location of cuckooing and I know local people will be relieved to see a significant location for drug dealing closed down. This also means that a vulnerable person is now being protected by us.”

Sergeant O’Neill from Bromsgrove SNT said: “While we will continue to take action to disrupt criminal behaviour it is important to remember that many of those who fall foul of drugs do it because they are pressured or because they are targeted by organised crime gangs and feel they have no option.”