Police investigating drugs supply have raided 18 properties in Wigan

Ten men have been arrested in connection with drugs and money laundering offences after raids this morning.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 3:37 pm

The men, aged between 22 and 41, were arrested in 18 different addresses across Wigan borough

They remain in custody for questioning.

The raids were led by officers from GMP's Wigan district, Specialist Operations, Serious and Organised Crime Group and Challenger Teams from across the force.

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Officers during this morning's operation (Image: GMP)
Officers during this morning's operation (Image: GMP)

Superintendent Mark Kenny of GMP’s Wigan District said: “GMP is committed to clamping down on drugs and the hugely detrimental impact they have on our communities. Today's operation highlights that, and means that individuals who have blighted their community have been arrested.

"Illegal drugs and, the organised criminal gangs who seek to control their supply, have a corrosive effect on our communities and attract further criminality to the areas they operate. Today's operation follows a long and complex investigation which will continue over the coming days.

"I would ask that if anyone has concerns about drug dealing or crime where they live, that they report it to us on 101 or 999 if it’s an emergency, or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can also give us information via LiveChat on our website at www.gmp.police.uk.”

The addresses targeted in Wigan were on the following roads:

Police at this morning's operation (Image: GMP)

Bolton Road, Bamfurlong

Redland Court, Bamfurlong

Enid Place, Bamfurlong

Mains Avenue Bamfurlong

Police make arrest during operation (Image: GMP)

Winstanley Road, Bamfurlong

Liverpool Road, Hindley

France Street, Hindley

Brookland Avenue, Hindley

Chestnut Road, Whelley

Bryn Road, Ashton in Makerfield

Landgate Lane, Wigan

Lime Street, Wigan

Ansford Avenue, Abram

Ashwood Avenue, Abram

Warrington Road, Abram

Vicarage Road, Abram

Egerton Street, Abram

Warrington Road, Abram