18 KG Cannabis seized in Manchester dawn raids

Drugs, weapons and cash have been seized by detectives from GMP’s Serious & Organised Crime Group following dawn raids as part of a crackdown on drug supply.

At around 6am this morning (21 September 2021), officers carried out dawn raids at nine addresses in Rochdale, Heywood and Bury.

Seven men – aged between 55 and 23 – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class B drugs.

During the warrants, officers recovered £30k cash, 18kilos of class B drugs,  

The action formed part of Operation Marengo – a proactive operation targeting drug supply across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Northern Ireland.

Police statement

Detective Sergeant Louise Ashurst, from GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group, said: “Today’s action is a result of months of proactive and investigative work which has led to drugs and the criminal proceeds of those drugs being taken off the streets of Greater Manchester.

“The arrest and seizures are testament and dedication put in by all of the officers involved who are helping to disrupt serious organised crime.


“The detrimental impact of serious organised criminal activity does not just impact those involved but can be felt across communities and GMP is committed to identifying this activity and ensuring those responsible face the appropriate justice.

“As always, we would ask that anyone with information or anyone with concerns to contact us as we work to disrupt serious crime across the region.

Intelligence from members of the public continuously helps us with our on-going investigations – no matter how small the information may seem.

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