A total of 95 people have been arrested following an operation to target criminals on the roads.

The three day-operation in the south east of the country saw people arrested on suspicion of several offences, including possession with intent to supply class A drugs and conspiracy to burgle and handling stolen goods.

The arrests also included people who were wanted for offences including aggravated burglary.

More than 40 officers from Three Rivers, Watford, Dacorum, St Albans, Hertsmere and Broxbourne were involved were involved in the joint operation last week (September 10-12).

It was conducted with Thames Valley Police, Metropolitan Police and Surrey Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Detective Inspector Mike Hanson, who co-ordinated the operation at a Hertfordshire level, said: “Partnership working is absolutely vital to our success and means we can cause an even bigger impact on criminality when we collaborate together.

“This operation focused on those who choose to commit acquisitive crime such as burglary and drug dealing, and more than 40 vehicles were seized over the three days.

“I’d like to thank everyone who was involved for their support and professionalism during the operation, which achieved some great results towards the fight to keep the county’s roads free of travelling criminals.

“We will be conducting further operations in the near future and this work sends out a strong message to those who choose to commit crime in Hertfordshire: we are not a soft touch.”

Detective Inspector Andy Alexander, tactical commander for the operation, added: “I am pleased that we have been able to work with a large number of colleagues across the south east for this three day operation.

“Working collaboratively is a priority for us all as we work to keep our communities safe. We will continue to work together as we investigate these offences fully.”