[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Monday, 13 June, 2005, 19:53 GMT 20:53 UK
Fraudsters targeted by operation
Ten people were arrested during a week-long police operation to fight credit card fraud in Gloucester.

Officers also recovered a quantity of what was thought to be class A drugs as well as around 9,500 in cash, several mobile phones and SIM cards.

The 10 have been released on bail. Two others were released without charge.

A police spokesman said he hoped the arrests would act as a warning to criminals that this type of activity would not be tolerated.

The arrests follow on from six arrests made by officers in April. It is part of Operation Springboard - an enforcement and crime-prevention initiative aimed at tackling key crimes such as violence, burglary, vehicle crime and fraud.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific