OPERATION LASER: Police arrest another person in London bringing the total to 20

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DETECTIVES working as part of Operation Laser, the biggest operation undertaken by Warwickshire Police to tackle serious organised crime, made an arrest in London yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

This brings the total of arrests made during today’s operation to 20.

Officers executed warrants, raiding addresses across Rugby and West Midlands in a co-ordinated operation at 6am this morning. More than 150 officers from Warwickshire and West Mercia Police were involved in the enforcement part of the operation.

Planning for the operation started 12 months ago. After the arrests had been made volunteers from Warwickshire Police distributed hundreds of leaflets and posters to households and community locations around the town to re-inforce the message that Warwickshire Police is tackling crime and making the county a hostile place for criminals to operate.

Bluetooth messaging to mobile phones, plasma screens, the Warwickshire Police website, Facebook and Twitter accounts are also being used to get the message across to the people of Rugby that Warwickshire Police is coming down hard on criminals involved in serious and organised crime and we will use everything in our power to stop the harm they do to local communities.

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