Heroin addicts are being warned about a “particularly high purity” batch of the class A drug that is circulating in Cardiff
Officers said there have been no reported overdoses so far.
A spokesman for South Wales Police said: “We are appealing for individuals and family and friends of anyone using heroin to seek advice following information that a particularly high purity of the drug is currently circulating in Cardiff.
“Officers are liaising with drug intervention staff as a precaution to raise awareness among users.”
Detective Sergeant Dave Bancroft added: “We continue with our daily enforcement on the streets of Cardiff, and work closely with the harm reduction agencies to encourage individuals to stop consuming drugs, particularly heroin.”
The Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline – 0800 6 33 55 88 – provides a free and bilingual single point of contact for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs or alcohol.
The helpline will help individuals, their families, carers, and support workers within the drug and alcohol field to access appropriate local and regional services.
Anyone with information relating to the use or sale of class A drugs should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.