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Three arrested following dawn raids across Greater Manchester

Three people have been arrested following dawn raids across Greater Manchester.

Yesterday (Thursday 25 April 2019) officers executed warrants at properties in Oldham, Failsworth and Moston.

Two men, aged 45 and 25, and a woman aged 22 were arrested on suspicion of the production of cannabis, possession with intent to supply a class A drug and money laundering.They have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Warrants were executed as part of a planned operation targeting the production and supply of illegal drugs across Greater Manchester.

Officers discovered three cannabis farms containing over 100 plants, 2kg of suspected class A drugs, and weapons including a TASER and a cross bow. Two vehicles were also seized.

Detective Inspector Kenny Blain of GMP’s Oldham District said: “We have a zero tolerance approach to drugs and we will continue to take action if there is any suspicion of offences being committed in Greater Manchester.

“Thanks to the swift action of officers a significant amount of drugs destined for our streets has been seized.

“Our most powerful weapon in the fight against drugs is the information we receive from the community- so if you suspect drugs are being cultivated or supplied in your area then get in touch police as soon as you can.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9023 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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