/ Five men arrested in morning drug raids

Dawn raids saw five people arrested as part of a crackdown on drugs in Manchester.

Today, Thursday 16 November 2017, police executed warrants at eight addresses across the Moss Side and Hulme areas of Manchester.

The warrants were executed as part of Operation Malham targeting the supply of drugs in South Manchester.

Five men aged 19, 31, 38, 46 and 54 were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs. The 19-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis.

They all remain in custody for questioning.

Among the items seized were a quantity of cannabis and cash.

This follows previous raids last week which means more than 14 properties have been searched and eight people arrested in total as part of the operation.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Walker, of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “We are dedicated to rooting out those who seek to make profits from putting drugs on our streets.

“Today’s raids have resulted in the arrests of five people which have only been made possible through the support of partner agencies and community intelligence.

“We are grateful for all your support and help and I would urge you to continue to report anything suspicious to help us stop people who are benefitting from crime and remove drugs from our city.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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