Arrests after drugs crackdown

Crime story
Crime story

FORTY people have been arrested following a huge crackdown on the supply of drugs across Greater Manchester.

Officers have executed warrants at 59 addresses across the region this morning (Wednesday) as part of Operation Trafalgar, a pre-planned operation.

Police have also seized an imitation firearm, a quantity of heroin, several thousands of pounds of cash, five cars and discovered two cannabis farms.

Specialist officers from GMP’s Tactical Aid Unit teamed up with detectives and neighbourhood officers on each of Greater Manchester’s 11 divisions.

Superintendent Craig Thompson from the Specialist Operations Branch said: “Today’s operation sends a clear message to drug dealers that we will take robust action to disrupt their activity and put them in front of the courts.

“Drug dealers have no respect for local communities and we will not stand by and allow them to cause misery in order to fuel their own dishonest and antisocial lifestyles.

“Tackling drug-related crime is daily business and officers are out there every single day of the year hunting those responsible for bringing drugs into our communities.

“Help us weed out these individuals and put them behind bars where they deserve to be by calling the police or Crimestoppers anonymously.”

For updates on Operation Trafalgar, follow #OpTrafalgar on Twitter.

To report drug dealing, please contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.