Three arrested following operation at HMP Coldingley

Three men were arrested last week following a multi-agency operation by SEROCU, Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS) and Surrey Police.

The operation, which took place at HMP Coldingley in Bisley, was co-ordinated by SEROCU’s Regional Disruption team in support of the HMPPS crime reduction initiative, which is aimed at maximising the opportunities to stop criminal activity and unlawful supply of controlled drugs within the prisons establishment.

A 23-year-old and a 19-year-old were arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with the intent to supply.

A 39-year-old was also arrested for offences relating to possession of cannabis, drug driving and driving without insurance.

All three men have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

During the operation, 230 people were tested for drugs with two vehicles, a Range Rover and a Nissan Pulsar, seized. A police bayonet was also uncovered and seized and two visitors were refused entry to the prison after failing drugs tests.

Tackling the supply of drugs is a key priority for the police and HMPPS.

This proactive operation was a great partnership initiative which successfully disrupted serious criminal activity and reduced the threat to the security of the prison.

We will continue to work together in order to stop criminality in all its forms.

A spokesperson for SEROCU’s Regional Disruption Team