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.
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