Operation Vanquish strikes again in Lancashire

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Yesterday (1st March 2023), Lancashire Police were cracking down on crime and taking the fight to criminals as part of Operation Vanquish.

A number of warrants were conducted across Lancashire as part of the operation, focusing on drugs and associated criminal activity, to disrupt and deter unlawful behaviour.

  • Three people were arrested for possession with intent to supply drugs.
  • 13 people were detained and searched under misuse of drugs act.
  • 22 mobile phones were seized.
  • £2,000 of drugs were seized, believed to be class A.
  • A large quantity of class B drugs were seized.

Superintendent Chris Hardy, lead for Op Vanquish, said: “Op Vanquish uses both overt and covert policing to tackle the issues that matter the most to our communities.

“We are dedicated to disrupting drug supply, and those who are involved in drugs and associated criminality across our county.

“A huge thank you to the community who provide us with intelligence and ongoing support. We will continue to listen to you and work together to keep Lancashire a safe place to live, work and visit.”

The public are the greatest resource in helping to fight crime and the information that communities provide is essential to take appropriate action. There are several ways this information can be passed to police. You can contact police via 101, visiting or sending your thoughts and priorities via Lancashire Talking

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