What is Operation Warrior?
Like elsewhere in the country, serious and organised crime presents a very real threat to our communities.
It takes many forms including drug trafficking, human trafficking, illegal immigration, fraud and financial crime, counterfeiting, organised acquisitive crime, cybercrime, and exploitation.
Operation Warrior targets the individuals and gangs involved in crime, as well as associated issues such as violence and intimidation, large scale drug supply, exploitation and fraud, all of which can cause serious harm to local communities.
It involves a dedicated team of officers working with other agencies including HMRC, immigration, local authorities and organisations like the Regional Crime Unit and National Crime Agency, to use every tactic available to bring offenders to justice and seize their criminal assets.
The good news is, Lancashire Police’s investigations into Organised Crime are working.
- Every week officers arrest 17 organised crime gang suspects and seize 2kg of Class A and B drugs.
- Every month officers seize over £55,000 in cash from criminals.
- From August 2021 to August 2022, evidence secured has helped to put organised crime gang members behind bars for 485 years.
- Every month officers safeguard 17 vulnerable children and adults.
- Officers seize over 400 cannabis plants every single month.
Fighting organised crime in Lancashire
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