/ Arrests as part of Operation Suffield in Tameside

Seven people have been arrested in raids as part of Operation Suffield, which was launched to crackdown on drug dealing in Tameside.

They were arrested when officers from Greater Manchester Police raided eight addresses, just after 7am today, Thursday 3 July 2014.

These arrests came after months of investigations by officers from Tameside’s Organised Crime Team and Serious Crime Division into the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine and the cultivation of cannabis.

In the raids this morning, five men and two women were arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs, after officers executed warrants across Denton and also Gorton, in South Manchester.

More than £1000 in cash has been seized, as well as cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of £15,000.

Detective Sergeant Lisa Ogden of Tameside Division, said: “This sends out a message to the Organised Crime Members from Tameside that we will never give up on our fight against this type of crime. Drugs cause widespread destruction to users and have a wider impact on the community.

“Communities have told us that they want drugs and drug dealing tackled across the borough and I hope that this continuous action highlights how seriously we take these crimes.

“This operation has taken months of intricate planning and dedication by a large team of officers from across the Force.”

Today’s raids come after three brothers were charged with supplying class A drugs, following warrants executed yesterday.

Babul Hussain (18/09/88) and Jamal Hussain (17/06/89) of Oldham Road, Ashton and Alal Hussain (01/10/87) of Newstead Avenue, Ashton, have all been charged with the supply of class A drugs. They have been remanded to appear at Tameside Magistrates Court today, Thursday 3 July 2014.

If you have information on anyone who may be committing crime in your area, please call police on 101 or 0161 872 5050 or for more information visit gmp.police.uk.

People with any concerns can contact Tameside Neighbourhood Policing Team directly about any issues related to crime or anti-social behaviour on 0161 856 9350.

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