Five men charged as part of operation to tackle the supply of Class A drugs
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On Monday September 6, officers from Tarian, the Regional Organised Crime Unit for southern Wales, supported by officers from South Wales and Dyfed Powys Police, executed a number of warrants at addresses across Cardiff, Swansea and Lampeter as part of an ongoing operation to tackle the supply of Class A drugs in southern Wales.
During searches officers recovered:
Approximately £100,000 cash
Around 1000 cannabis plants
55kg of cannabis
1kg of cocaine
Paraphernalia including cash counting machines and industrial weighing scales.
As a result of this, five men were arrested and have now been charged with conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs:
Fation Bardhaj, 37, from Penylan, Cardiff.
Klodian Zefi, 33, from Roath, Cardiff.
Gregory Hardy, 32, from Waunarlwydd, Swansea.
Elon Joseph, 32, from Waunarlwydd, Swansea.
Bardhok Bardhoj, 49, from Cilcennin, Ceridigion.
They will all appear in Cardiff Magistrates Court today.
Detective Inspector Gareth Grant of Tarian said:
“The warrants we executed this week are just a small part of the work we do to within Tarian to make the southern regions of Wales a hostile environment for drugs criminality.
“This has been an intensive operation, made successful by the collaboration of different police forces across southern Wales. Tarian will continue to tackle the misery drugs cause to our communities.
"The success of this investigation to date demonstrates that we will relentlessly pursue those involved in large scale criminality to ensure effective justice is sought against such individuals and they are brought before the Courts.
“If you suspect drug dealing is taking place or you are concerned that a young person or vulnerable adult may have been targeted by an organised crime group, please tell us. You don’t have to be certain, just concerned.
“Call us on 101 or if you prefer you can contact Crimestoppers to report anonymously – online or by calling 0800 555 111. If someone is in immediate danger or a crime is taking place you should always dial 999.”