Greater Manchester Police say twelve people have been arrested following the latest in a series of drugs raids across Bolton this morning. Officers from Bolton’s Organised Crime Unit, assisted by the Bolton South Neighbourhood Policing Team and Tactical Aid Unit carried out the raids from 7am.
Eleven addresses were targeted, nine of which were in the Great Lever, Farnworth and Deane areas of Bolton, with a further two addresses in Wigan.
Eleven men and one woman were arrested in total on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs. They have all been taken into police custody for questioning.
Small quantities of heroin and crack cocaine were seized from several of the addresses. Searches of the properties remain ongoing.
Detective Inspector Chris Walker from Bolton’s Organised Crime Unit said: “Today we have continued in our fight against drugs in Bolton and after gathering intelligence over the past few weeks, we have arrested 12 people this morning on suspicion of drugs-related activity.
“Members of the community are quite rightly fed up of drug dealing taking place in their neighbourhoods and the direct impact this has on peoples’ everyday lives should not be underestimated.
“I hope today’s action goes a long way to prove we also share the community’s views, stand side by side with residents and are determined to bring these dealings to an end.
We understand this will not happen overnight but we are certainly dedicated to causing as much disruption as possible to their illegal activities.
"If you have information about anyone who you think may be involved in the sale or supply of drugs in your area, please get in touch. Any calls we receive will be investigated and acted upon accordingly.”