/ Five people have been arrested following dawn raids

Five people have been arrested following dawn raids in Manchester.

This morning (Thursday 21 March 2019) officers carried out warrants in the Ancoats area.

The Operation – code-named Strike – forms part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of drugs in Manchester.

Five people – aged 19, 20, 21, 23 and 31 – were arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.

They remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Constable Andy Shahhet, of  Challenger Manchester, said: “Following today’s positive action we currently have five people in custody being questioned by officers.

“This investigation is very much ongoing and I would encourage anyone with information to get in touch with police.

“Challenger Manchester will continue to do everything we can to disrupt the supply of drugs in Manchester and identify those involved in criminality.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9949 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Programme Challenger is Greater Manchester’s partnership approach to tackling serious and organised crime. For more information visit www.programmechallenger.co.uk or follow @GM_Challenger on Twitter.

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