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New kit brought in to tackle drug crime in Aylesbury Vale

Drug wipes are being trialled by the police here to stop criminals moving around the area.

Published by Dan Gooding at 11:41am 23rd January 2020. 2-minute read.

New kit brought in to tackle drug crime in Aylesbury Vale

The battle against the drugs trade continues in Aylesbury Vale, with the trial of new kit.

The police are trialling 'drugs wipes', which are specialist tests used on people they suspect are involved in drug dealing and are driving.

It's part of an effort to get drug dealers and those involved in the crime off our roads.

Superintendent Mike Loebenberg said:

"It makes it obviously much more difficult for them to ply a trade if they are unable to drive, certainly lawfully.

"It is also another tool in the armoury to really make sure we are doing everything we can to make Aylesbury a hostile environment for them to operate."

The Superintendent told us he feels they have made great progress recently in this area, making it increasingly difficult to supply drugs here.

Mike told us this is why they have invested in the kit:

"As a police service, we are here to protect life, as well as prevent and detect offences and we want to make sure that that harm isn't on our roads.

"The use of drug wipes locally and the training of our officers has been about targeting our organised criminal networks."

They are already seeing success with these tests and Mike says that means the public are protected.

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