Operation Tarian

Home Department written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) raids, (b) arrests, (c) convictions and (d) drug seizures were carried out under Operation Tarian.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The Regional Task Force of Operation Tarian has executed 72 warrants, and made 82 arrests. At present no convictions have arisen as cases are awaiting trial. It has seized 1.3 kg of cocaine, 0.491 kg of heroin, 8 kg of amphetamines, 15,738 tablets of ecstasy and 301,600 kg of cannabis, with a total estimated value of £1.6 million.

In addition it has seized £123,500 cash, placed restraining orders on property to the value of £1 million, dismantled six organised crime groups and disrupted 14 others.

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