DRUGS worth £40,000 have been seized in a swoop by police in Kirklees.
The latest in a series of raids by police as part of National Drugs Week saw Class C drugs with a street value of £40,000 seized from the Top Break snooker club, on Bradford Road in Batley and nearby homes on Friday evening.
The Kirklees Drugs and Gun Team also seized two electric stun guns and £8,000 in cash.
Two men and a women were arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class C drug with intent to supply and have been released on police bail.
The raid was part of a successful series of raids carried out throughout the past week by police, who were acting on tip-offs and targeting known suppliers of drugs including heroin, cannabis and cocaine.
Police have hailed the week as a major success. Sgt Damian Roebuck , from Kirklees Drugs and Gun Crime Team, said: “In the last week we have given the Kirklees public a snapshot of the work we carry out as West Yorkshire Police officers every day.
“This continues for us throughout the year. With the support of the public and the information they provide we can maintain pressure on the people selling misery on our streets.”
The latest raid brings the total cash value of drugs seized in Kirklees to more than £240,000 since last Monday. Police found £13,000 worth of suspected cocaine in Lindley, £8,500 of cannabis in Birkby and £60,000 of cannabis in Mirfield and Dewsbury.
Cocaine estimated to be worth £7,500 was found in Cleckheaton while cocaine worth £7,000 was found in Mirfield.
The biggest swoop came on Friday, when police seized £100,000 worth of crack cocaine and cocaine after raiding a house on Ballroyd Road in Fartown.
Weapons including a 'blank' shotgun, a firing pistol and knives and swords were also discovered at a number of properties.
Anyone with information about drug dealers or illegally held firearms is urged to contact Kirklees Drugs and Gun Crime Team on 01484 436609 or Crimestoppers on 0845 555111.