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Norfolk Constabulary New drug technology used at Norwich nightclub

Police in Norwich have cracked down on drugs
use at a city nightclub.

On Saturday 7 August, officers from Norfolk
Constabulary s Licensing Regulation Team tested 450 people entering
a busy night time economy venue for drugs.

Working together
with the management team, the drug trace operation involved
clubbers being hand swabbed for traces of controlled substances as
a condition of entry.

Operation Platoon used new drug trace
detection technology to educate customers of the Norwich night time
economy that controlled drugs won t be tolerated in licensed
premises.

Five patrons admitted to having controlled
substances on their person and were dealt with by officers.

PC Jeremy Brown from the Licensing Regulation
Team said We are very pleased with how well the operation was
received by the venue themselves as well as the patrons.

Having that support and co-operation enabled officers to carry out
successful searches.

We are working hard to stamp out drug use in
the city and having the benefits of the new technology allows
officers to do this in a proactive way.

Inspector Ross McDermott from City Centre
Safer Neighbourhood Team said My team continually works with
licensed premises in conjunction with Norfolk Constabulary s
Licensing Regulation team and partner organisations.

We were
delighted to have been able to conduct this work with the venue to
ensure that a clear message is sent relating to zero tolerance for
drugs on licensed premises.

We continue to work with this and
other premises to combat this and linked matters in the city .

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Norfolk Constabulary New drug technology used at Norwich nightclub

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