Arrests made following drugs raid

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POLICE made 10 arrests last week following drugs raids in the Platt Bridge area of Wigan and seized around £25,000 worth of drugs

Between Monday, April 15, and Thursday, April 18, officers carried out 11 warrants - nine men and a woman were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Approximately £25,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine were recovered during the raids.

Sergeant Steve Russell from the Neighbourhood Policing Team at Leigh police station said: “Cracking down on drugs in our communities is a big priority for police in Wigan and I hope this activity shows people in Platt Bridge just how seriously we are committed to doing this.

“Drugs are a huge driving force behind many other crimes such as burglary, robbery and vehicle crime, and that is why we are determined to root out all those involved in this trade.

“For anyone that is involved in drugs related activity, I hope this sends out a strong warning that not only will we arrest anyone to be found involved in drugs supply, but through Proceeds of Crime Act legislation, we will also take any money and assets that have been made from illegal activity.

“If anyone has any information about drug dealing in their area in Wigan, please contact your local officers on 101 and we will investigate this thoroughly.”

Information can also be passed on anonymously to police by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.