Cross border criminals have been targeted in a six hour sting led by Herts Police.
More than 50 vehicles were stopped and a number of arrests made during the operation which was set up close to the M1 junction with Hemel.
Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, Operation Scorpion, dog units and the Road Policing Team seized several vehicles and discovered a quantity of Class A drugs last month. Representatives from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) were in attendance to test for illegal fuel and the DVLA were also present to deal with any road tax offences.
Police took scores of drivers to a check point in town where their details, cars and vans were checked for defects.
Two vehicles were seized for tax offences, 11 for having no insurance, one vehicle was found to be using red diesel and four people were given Traffic Offence Reports for offences including no MOT and driving with tyres below the legal limit. One person was issued with a cannabis warning.
Dacorum Chief Inspector Paul Mitson said: “This kind of high-visibility multi-agency operation sends out a clear message that cross border offenders risk being caught if they come into Hertfordshire.”