Dawn raids see 12 arrested as part of day of action to fight drug crime in Manchester.
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This morning (2 September 2022), officers smashed through the doors of 17 properties in the north, south and centre of Manchester, as part of a dedicated day of action to target criminals linked to the supply of drugs across the region.
The warrants were carried out simultaneously in areas including Wythenshawe, Whalley Range, Gorton, Longsight and Moss Side and resulted in nine men and three women aged between 19 and 56, being arrested on suspicion of offences including possession with intent to supply and burglary.
All remain in custody for questioning.
Today’s day of action was undertaken as part of ‘Operation Safer Manchester’ which is a City of Manchester based partnership initiative to crack down on crime in key areas affecting local residents including drugs, burglary, robbery and vehicle related crime.
Chief Superintendent Rob Cousen, of GMPs City of Manchester district, said: “Drug related criminality can have a devastating impact, destroying the lives of vulnerable people and creating the funds for organised crime groups to grow and further infiltrate our communities.
“The fight to crack down on drug supply never stops and today’s day of action is just an example of the work we do on a daily basis across Greater Manchester to keep the public safe.
“As always, and especially with drug related crime, we rely heavily on information from the public to help us to identify offenders so we can take them off our streets. I’d like to appeal today to anyone who knows anything about drug dealing happening in their local area, or anyone who may have suspicions about it happening, to contact police. This can be done anonymously by calling Crimestoppers and really does make a difference”.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101, or via our Live Chat service at: www.gmp.police.uk. Call Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111.
Would you like to make a real difference to our communities and help us make Greater Manchester a safer place to live? We are recruiting police officers in a number of exciting and rewarding roles.
For more information and to apply, visit: via gmp.police.uk/recruitment.