Two arrested after drugs and weapon seized in raids across Manchester
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This morning (Thursday 30 September) officers carried out raids at two addresses in central Manchester as part of ongoing action to tackle violent crime across the city.
At around 9am officers searched two addresses in Manchester, where a CS canister and a quantity of Class A drugs were seized.
At an address on Aston Avenue, Fallowfield, a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs. He remains in police custody for questioning.
On Gascoyne Street, Rusholme, a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Section 5 Firearms Act and possession of class B drugs. He remains in police custody for questioning.
Today’s warrants formed part of Operation Lance - a focused day of action aimed at tackling crime across Manchester.
Chief Inspector Stephen Wiggins, of GMP’s Central Manchester Neighbourhood Division, said: “The arrests so far today are an example of effective policing in order to prevent and reduce crime, and keep people safe.
"If we don't take weapons and drugs off the streets, there is potential for all kinds of harm to be unleashed across the area we live and work in.
“I hope that today’s actions offer some reassurance to local residents that officers are here to fight for issues that concern them most."
Anyone with information on the supply or distribution of drugs or firearms in the Greater Manchester area can contact police on 101. Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.