Drugs, truants, untaxed cars, illegal workers, contraband cigarettes - all in ONE day of action in Wisbech

VEHICLES were seized, shop keepers fined for employing illegal workers and youngsters sent back to school for playing truant in a day of action in Wisbech.

Police teamed up with a number of partner agencies in the latest high impact day on Friday and revealed today that:

* Five youngsters were caught playing truant

* One person was caught in breach of his ASBO

* Nine untaxed vehicles were clamped

* Two people were cautioned for being drunk in charge of young children.

* Two business owners were fined �5,000 after they were caught employing illegal immigrants.

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In addition UK Border Agency officers arrested one worker and two more are being investigated.

Working with Trading Standards, officers seized �800 worth of cigarettes being traded illegally from the rear of a van and issued a �500 fine, they also identified potential unpaid duty on a large number of cases of beer, which may still be seized, and seized 50 cases of counterfeit vodka.

An ANPR operation led to 11 vehicles being stopped, four of which were seized, and one person was arrested.

A weapon and a quantity of drugs were seized from vehicles and officers issued a number of penalty tickets for a variety of motoring offences.

Inspector Andy Sullivan who organised the day said: “This was a worthwhile and productive exercise and I would like to thank our partner agencies, colleagues and the public for their assistance.

“If members of the public suspect, or know of any illegal activity, they should call police on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.”

• A MAN banned from entering any town centre off-licence was caught visiting a shop twice during the day of action.

Zans Vasiluks, who is also banned from consuming alcohol in the town centre under the terms of his Anti-Social Behaviour Order, entered an off-licence in High Street twice.

He was charged with breaching the ASBO and appeared before Norwich magistrates on Saturday.

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