A man has been arrested after a car was stopped and a quantity of counterfeit cash seized
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At around 11.30pm on Tuesday 1 February 2022, police were patrolling the Cheetham Hill area when they spotted a car which they believed to be suspicious.
Officers stopped the car and detained a 27-year-old man in order to conduct a stop and search.
The man attempted to escape from police however was swiftly detained. Following a search, he was found to be in possession of a large amount of counterfeit cash which was seized by officers. A quantity of drugs were also recovered from the car and seized.
Following this seizure, a house search was conducted at an address on Carlyle Close in Cheetham Hill where further counterfeit cash was seized.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing counterfeit currency and further arrested on suspicion of possession of class B drugs. He has since been released on bail pending further investigation.
Chief inspector Danny O'Neil, of GMP's City of Manchester division, said: "This is great proactive work from our officers who have managed to remove a significant amount of counterfeit cash from our streets.
"By seizing this cash, officers have been able to prevent it from being used to fund further criminality within the community."