Nine arrests and six vehicles seized in operation on cross border crime in Ewell and Sutton
Nine people were arrested and six vehicles seized during an operation to target criminals crossing borders last week.
Surrey Police and the Metropolitan Police worked together to stop more than 150 vehicles at the border of Epsom and Ewell and Sutton on September 12.
PC Nathan Marsh, from the Surrey Police roads policing unit, said: "We received information which suggested that criminals were using the Epsom and Ewell border to travel to commit offences.
"We believed that by putting a number of resources in the area that this would demonstrate our robust approach to tackling cross border crime and bringing offenders to justice."
Sutton Safer Neighbourhoods Chief Inspector Nick Collins said: "Operations like this send out a message that police take a robust approach in catching criminals and we will be supporting further such cross border operations to keep residents safe."
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, UK Border Agency, Datatag and Epsom Council were involved in the day.
Summary of the day:
• Seven arrests - one on suspicion of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply, three on suspicions of fraud and theft and one on suspicion of going equipped
• Two arrests by UK Border Agency on suspicion of being in the county illegally
• Six vehicles seized
• 10 prohibition notices
• 10 people stopped and searched
• 38 drivers given advice for a variety of offences
• Two summons files
• 34 driver referrals
• 26 driver alerts
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