Seventeen arrested in drugs raids

Police have arrested 17 people in North Manchester and Salford as part of a drugs crackdown.

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Seventeen arrests in drugs crackdown

Seventeen people have been arrested today as part of a crackdown drug dealing on the streets of North Manchester and Salford.

As part of a pre-planned operation, dubbed Operation Cairo, warrants were executed at eighteen addresses.

Police are cracking down on those supplying heroin, particularly in Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall.

Community-led intelligence told detectives drugs were being bought and sold in broad daylight.

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Police vow to rid streets of drug dealers

The supply of drugs can blight our communities but today's action is aimed at ridding our streets of this nuisance.

Community-led intelligence has told us that there has been issue developing of dealing of heroin in particular in Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall, including reports of drugs being bought and sold in broad daylight.

We also have intelligence to suggest there are tensions between rival gangs of drug dealers and that a 'turf war' is developing.

These issues cannot be tolerated.

– Superintendent Vanessa Jardine, Greater Manchester Police