Police have made 20 arrests and seized drugs and weapons following a Hertfordshire-wide operation.

Criminals using major roads and the rail network to commit serious and acquisitive crime were targeted during three days of work by officers.

20 arrests were made across the county, with 95 stop and searches conducted, 15 vehicle, eight weapon and 25 drug seizures made.

PC Brad Glover, who helped coordinate the operation for Hertfordshire, said: "Over the three days working in partnership with other forces, we have managed to intercept criminals who operate on the major roads of Hertfordshire.

The Comet: 25 drug seizures were made.25 drug seizures were made. (Image: Herts police)

"The message is clear, those who commit offences inside Hertfordshire are not welcome here and our aim is to make the county safer for everyone else, by taking these people off the streets."

The operation covered several forces across the south of England, and included officers from Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley, the Met, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, and the British Transport Police.

This included the deployment of specialist units such as intelligence, the Road Policing Unit, police dogs and the National Police Air Service, who worked together with officers on the ground to pursue criminals travelling between counties to commit serious crime.

The Comet: The operation took place over three days.The operation took place over three days. (Image: Herts police)