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Greater Manchester's biggest ever crackdown on organised gangs

Greater Manchester Police crackdown Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police and Trading Standards officers have carried out a number of raids in their biggest operation yet to tackle organised crime.

More than 50 arrests have been made in a week long crackdown on illegal money lenders, drug dealers and counterfeit goods suppliers.

Challenger is the largest ever multi-agency response to tackling organised criminal gangs in Manchester's history.

More than £330,00 worth of drugs were recovered, £25,000 in cash seized along with weapons including high powered air rifles and a Taser.

Operation Challenger targeting organised crime gangs Credit: Greater Manchester Police