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n.1.A perfumed powder sprinkled upon the body to mask the odor of sweat.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Operation Empasm was a North Wales Police covert investigation into an organised crime group who conspired to supply cocaine from the Merseyside area into North Wales.
OPERATION EMPASM During the course of the investigation it was identified that as a means of making further money to support this activity members of the organised crime group conspired to commit a burglary at Morgan Ceramics, Ruabon with the intention of selling the stolen platinum for further Class A commodities.
Operation Empasm was the investigation into the large scale supply of class A controlled drugs - namely cocaine - sourced from the Merseyside area.