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Officers in Salford have arrested two men, recovered a large amount of suspected class B drugs, and seized an estimated £200,000 in cash after three warrants were executed in the city this morning.
Earlier today (Thursday 3 June) police from GMP Salford with support from our Tactical Aid Unit (TAU) searched three properties where an estimated half kilo of suspected amphetamine and at least £200,000's worth of cash, concealed in a locked safe and a 'Cops and Robbers' gambling machine, were recovered.
The men - aged 31 and 34 - from separate addresses in the Eccles area are being held in custody on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.
The 34-year-old is also being questioned on suspicion of money laundering.
Today's action comes as part of GMP Salford's ongoing offensive on organised crime in the district - codenamed Operation Naseby - which saw firearms discharges between April 2020 and the end of March 2021 reduce by 40%.
It's the latest in a series of seven warrants that have been executed this week alone, including the recovery of 300 cannabis plants yesterday, with the aim of disrupting organised crime activity.
Police continue to appeal to anyone with concerns of information about organised crime activity in the city to contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously.
Detective Sergeant Daniel Worthington, of GMP's Salford district, said: "Our efforts to tackle organised criminality in Salford is really stepping up after the positive results we gained since the start of our targeted disruption activity last year, and today's action is another example of this.
"This is another substantial seizure of what we believe to be class B drugs and hundreds of thousands of pounds of cash accrued through illicit activity.
"A lot of our action comes from hard work on the ground by our officers alongside partners, but it is vital that the public continue to provide us with information and their suspicions so that we are able to robustly respond and bring suspects to custody."
Anyone with information or concerns should contact police online, if able, via www.gmp.police.uk, or 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.
Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.