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INSPECTOR. The name given to certain officers whose duties are to examine and inspect things over which they have jurisdiction; as, inspector of bark , one who is by law authorized to examine bark for exportation, and to approve or disapprove of its quality. Inspectors of customs are officers appointed by the general government: as to their duties, see Story's L. U. S. vol. 1, 590, 605, 609, 610, 612, 619, 621, 623, 650; ii. 1490, 1516; iii. 1650, 1790.

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Acting Detective Inspector Steve Walters, who investigated, said: "The three were clearly about to commit a crime of some description, but some really fast detective work allowed us not only to stop them but arrest them and bring them to justice."
Acting Detective Inspector Tina Hartland said: "This operation reinforces our commitment to taking illegal drugs, and those who supply them, off our streets."
Acting Detective Inspector Tina Harland said: "This operation reinforces our commitment to taking illegal drugs and those who supply them off our streets."
Acting Detective Inspector Dorian Lloyd, of Fairwater CID, said he was waiting for Ms Church to provide them with a detailed description.
Acting detective inspector Dougie Powell, who believes there are hundreds more cases out there than police are aware of, is urging people to come forward.
Acting Detective Inspector Greg Evans, from West Midlands Police CID, said: "We believe the offender may have received head or facial injuries himself during the attack and may be in some distress.
Acting Detective Inspector Matthew Kerr said: "We are working hard to establish who the offender is."
South Wales Police acting Detective Inspector David Butt said: "The activities were brought about as a result of pro-active policing and intelligence gathered by officers, much of it provided by members of the public.
Acting Detective Inspector Tony Gallagher said: "An investigation is underway and we would like to hear from anyone who saw two men in dark clothes with hoods, and possibly wearing or carrying balaclavas, in the area at the time of the incident."
Acting Detective Inspector Gareth Morgan, of Bridgend CID, said: "This is a despicable crime committed against an elderly, vulnerable lady in her own home who has been left extremely upset and distressed.
Anyone with information should call Acting Detective Inspector Alan Todd of Cleveland Police on 01642 302178.
Acting Detective Inspector Pete Gallagher, of the UK Border Agency immigration crime team, said: "We suspect that the sole purpose of this marriage would have been for the groom to avoid immigration controls and stay in the UK."