OFFICERS from the Operational Support Group (OSG) have been out in Thurrock making arrests as they continue protecting and serving Essex.
They made seven arrests as targeted those posing a danger on our roads.
Two men – aged 29 and 46 – were arrested on suspicion of cannabis cultivation after a vehicle was stopped on the London-bound A13 near the junction for Wellington.
They then made three drug driving arrests.
A 40 year-old man was arrested in Broxburn Drive at around 7.30pm, a 23 year-old man was arrested when a vehicle was stopped on the A1306 at around 8.15pm, while a 30 year-old man was arrested on the A13 near the Five Bells Interchange also at 8.15pm.
All three have since been released under investigation.
Then, after seeing a vehicle driving erratically two men were arrested in Hamble Lane, South Ockendon at around 11.15pm.
A 27 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and has been released under investigation while a 28 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of obstructing powers of a drug search.
He remains in custody.