Leeds & West Yorkshire

Eleven arrests in stolen goods crackdown in Leeds

The recovered Taser
Image caption Police recovered a Taser-style weapon during one of the raids

Eleven people have been arrested in a week long operation in Leeds on those suspected of being involved in the trade of stolen goods.

Police and trading standards officials searched 37 residential and business premises across the city.

Suspected class A drugs and a Taser-style weapon were recovered along with items believed to be stolen.

Police said one man had been arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit cosmetics on city centre market stalls.

West Yorkshire Police said games consoles, power tools, counterfeit DVDs and designer clothing were among suspected stolen items recovered during the operation.

Det Ch Insp Elizabeth Belton said: "This operation was about tightening the net around those who provide burglars with an outlet for stolen property.

"The discovery of suspected class A drugs and the Taser-style weapon also provides a demonstration of how intrinsically linked serious and organised crime is to burglary and stolen property."

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