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Sniffer dogs draw a blank in police hunt for drugs in rural pubs
12:34pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
KENDAL Police visited a number of pubs with a drugs dog at the weekend - but no illegal substances were found.
The operation on Saturday October 5 was to support Cumbria Constabulary’s crackdown on alcohol harm, police said in a statement.
Sgt John Stephens, of Kendal neighbourhood policing team, said: “As part of ongoing efforts to address alcohol and drug related crime and disorder a team of officers and a drugs dog visited a number of rural licensed premises.”
He added: “We have carried out a number of pro-active operations in Kendal and we will do the same in rural premises. We want to support our rural licensees and to deter any criminals and drink drivers who think a rural premises is a safe premises in which to commit crime or drink and drive.”
The drugs dog operation supports the Cumbria Police Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy and the National Alcohol Harm Campaign which ran from September 16-29.
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