A man has been arrested after police broke up an illegal rave near Abercarn in the early hours of Sunday morning (July 19).
Police were alerted to the rave, which happened on Mynydd Maen, at around 6.40am. Around 20 people were in attendance.
A 27-year-old man from Ebbw Vale was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled Class B drug, with music equipment and five vehicles seized by police.
It came a day after police broke up an illegal rave on private land in Hollybush, near Markham. No arrests were made at this rave and no items were seized by police.
Superintendent Glyn Fernquest, of Gwent Police, said: “It is a common misconception that legal raves exist. Every single event of this type is illegal and therefore prohibited at any time of the year.
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“This is not the case of the police wishing to stop people enjoying themselves; arranging an unlicensed music event is an offence and officers also have powers to seize equipment.
“As we continue to move forward and lockdown restrictions ease gradually, we continue to ask our communities to follow the Welsh Government guidance, stay safe and be mindful of the current rules in place.
“Officers will be out and about on patrol across all force areas to protect and reassure our communities.”
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