Man arrested in connection with the supply of class A drugs as officers execute three warrants across Greater Manchester
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At around 6am this morning (Friday 9 July 2021) officers from GMP's City of Manchester Challenger Team executed three warrants at addresses in Reddish, Chorlton and Sale Moor.
During the warrants a 46-year-old man was arrested at an address in Reddish. He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class a drugs, money laundering, being concerned in supply of class a drugs and participating in activity of an OCG.
He remains in custody for questioning.
Jewellery items were all also seized.
Today's action forms another part of the mammoth Operation Foam, which is GMP's strand of the NCA led 'Operation Venetic'.
Operation Foam is a lengthy and intricate force-wide operation focused on the infiltration and takedown of the encrypted communications platform Encrochat, often used by organised criminal groups.
To date, under Operation Foam, GMP has:
- Executed over 175 warrants across Greater Manchester
- Arrested 168 people
- Charged 128 people
- Recovered 10 firearms and over 1100 rounds of ammunition
- Seized approximately 12 kilos of class A and approximately 25 kilos of Class B drugs
- Seized over 2.5 million in cash
- Over £300,000 worth of property including luxury jewellery and vehicles.
Anyone with information relating to serious or organised crime should contact police on 0161 856 2951 or 101. Details can also be passed via our live webchat function at www.gmp.police.uk.
Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.