Drug dealers and users caught by sniffer dog

Thu, 20 Mar 2008

The streets of Cardiff were the subject of a police crime crackdown last Friday.

A total of 21 people were stopped and searched with the help of a pair of Labradors to sniff out any drugs on the Welsh capitals streets.

Operation Maximum Impact was hailed a success as ten out of the 21 admitted having taken drugs (cannabis, speed and cocaine.)

There was one arrest for the possession of cocaine and one caution for the possession of cannabis.

Sergeant Scott Lloyd, of Cardiff Central police station said the dogs were able to identify if someone had taken drugs some hours before.

Another part of the operation was to see if bars in the city would serve teenagers. Seven out of 13 bars broke the law by serving the youngsters alcopop drinks.

Sgt Lloyd said, "It is very disappointing that more than 50 per cent of the licensed premises we tested served the youngsters.

"Most of these pubs have a policy of only serving people who are older than 21."

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