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A new scheme that aims to focus on tackling serious and organised crime in the community is to be launched this month.

Operation Scorpion, which has been launched by North Wales Police aims to keep the people of North Wales informed on progress being made to tackle organised crime where they live, work and visit.

It is intended to be a two way communication process and part of the launch is focused on encouraging the public to provide North Wales Police with information and to share their concerns about individuals or criminal groups.

DCS Wayne Jones, Head of Crime Services said: ÔÇťOperation Scorpion will manage all types of serious and organised criminality including cross-border crime, armed robbery, criminal use of firearms, kidnapping or human trafficking as well as drug production, importation and supply.”

“We have an excellent record of working with our communities and very often that vital piece of information which helps us convict the criminals comes from the community. Those who are involved in serious and organised crime seldom do so quietly, they very often live well beyond their obvious means, drive expensive cars, live in large houses and are often out of the country. These are some of the clues that someone may be living on the proceeds of crime.”

If you know of any incidents in your area, you are advised to contact Police 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 to support Operation Scorpion.