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As part of Op Orion - a plain clothes proactive team targeting the supply of drugs in the city centre - officers have conducted four intelligence-led warrants at various addresses across this city centre this week.
Over £20,000 worth of drugs and over £6,000 of cash was seized alongside scales, snap bags and lighters.
Seven men and one woman -aged between 19 and 35 - were arrested on suspicion of drug offences. Two men have since been charged and the others have been released under investigation.
On Tuesday, on the way back from one of the warrants in Ancoats, officers were approached by a member of the public who reported a theft of a large delivery of goods to a City Centre bar by two men who subsequently fled in a car.
Officers located the vehicle believed to have been involved in this crime on Oxford Road and arrested two men aged 34 and 36 - on suspicion of theft. The men were also wanted in another force area on suspicion of robbery and have been further arrested.
The car was seized and the stolen items returned to their owner.