PO­LICE SEIZE £100,000 OF CO­CAINE AND EC­STASY IN RAID

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS - By ALEXAN­DRA RUCKI alexan­dra.rucki@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @Alexan­draRucki

PO­LICE seized a haul of drugs worth £100,000 in­tended to be sold on the streets of Manch­ester city cen­tre.

The co­caine, cannabis and ec­stasy pills were found by of­fi­cers who raided an ad­dress in Sal­ford in the early hours of yes­ter­day.

Three men were ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of drugs of­fences.

They were taken into po­lice cus­tody for ques­tion­ing.

Dur­ing the raid of­fi­cers found co­caine with a street value of £70,000.

They also seized £20,000 worth of cannabis and a large num­ber of ec­stasy pills.

The war­rant was part of a po­lice crack­down tack­ling or­gan­ised crim­i­nals sup­ply­ing drugs in the city cen­tre.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Paul Hal­li­well, from the Greater Manch­ester Po­lice Chal­lenger Or­gan­ised Crime team, said: “The com­mu­nity have told us they want us to tackle the is­sue of drugs and this ac­tion was taken as a re­sult of these con­cerns.

“To­day’s ac­tiv­ity has seen a sig­nif­i­cant amount of con­trolled drugs des­tined for the streets of Manch­ester re­moved from those seek­ing to profit from this crim­i­nal­ity.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about il­le­gal drugs can call po­lice on 101 or Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

Some of the drugs seized in the raid

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