Four Aylesbury residents have been arrested as part of an operation across the Thames Valley to tackle organised crime and people benefiting from the proceeds of crime.
Three men and a woman from Aylesbury were arrested today as police arrested 18 people in Operation Sentinel.
The men were aged 38, 34 and 27, while the woman is 33. All four remain in custody.
During the operation a large amount of cash and class A drugs were seized, as well as fraudulent documents.
Warrants were executed in the Reading, Oxford, Slough, Aylesbury, Newbury, Wycombe, Wokingham and Maidenhead areas. The warrants were cash detention orders under the Proceeds of Crime and Misuse of Drugs Acts.
Det Supt David Poole said: “The majority of criminals commit crime to obtain cash.
“Today, we have again shown that crime does not pay. We have seized suspected criminal cash, drugs and other illegal items with a large number of arrests being made. Taking cash away from those involved in criminality reduces crime and de-motivates offenders.
“The successes today have been as a result of information from our communities. I appeal for anyone who has information regarding those involved in crime or in possession of criminal proceeds to call Thames Valley Police or Crimestoppers.
“The clear message this operation sends to criminals is not to commit crime or we will arrest you and take your cash.”
Anyone with information regarding people in possession of criminal cash should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.