A closure order has been secured by police at a Watford flat after Class A drugs and cash were seized.

The drugs bust at a property in Abbey View, Garsmouth Way, was on Tuesday (December 12) and saw more than 50 heroin wraps, cannabis, and £1,300 cash discovered.

Three Watford men – aged 19, 21 and 22 – were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply both class A (heroin) and class B (cannabis) drugs. They have been released on conditional bail while police enquiries continue.

Watford Observer: The drugs bust at an Abbey View flat, Watford.The drugs bust at an Abbey View flat, Watford. (Image: Herts Police)

The closure order was granted at court yesterday (December 14) and means the Meriden flat is off-limits for three months. Police said this will provide residents “much-needed respite while police and partners work on a permanent solution”.

It is the second closure order secured by the Watford Community Safety Partnership in as many weeks, after another at a Leavesden Road flat that also saw two people arrested during a drugs warrant.

Watford Observer: The Abbey View flat is subject to a closure order.The Abbey View flat is subject to a closure order. (Image: Herts Police)

Inspector Dan Jones, who leads the Watford Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This closure order is the second we have achieved in as many weeks, and shows our commitment to tackling the supply of controlled drugs in our town.

“This result is thanks to work by the Safer Neighbourhood Team, our Operation Scorpion team, Watford’s Community Safety Unit and wider CSP partners.

“Rest assured we are always working behind the scenes to make Watford a safer place to live, by targeting those whose actions can make others’ lives a misery.”

Suspected drug-related crime can be reported by the police website or non-emergency number 101. In emergencies call 999.

Watford Observer: Cash seized during the Abbey View drugs bust.Cash seized during the Abbey View drugs bust. (Image: Herts Police)