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Twelve men arrested in organised crime raids

More than 30 properties have been searched in the last week. Photo: GMP

Twelve men have been arrested in raids in North Manchester this morning as part of a crackdown on organised crime.

Police searched 15 properties in Newton Heath, Harpurhey, Moston, Salford and Failsworth.

The warrants were part of a multi-agency operation, code-named Operation Rudow, to disrupt the supply of drugs in the area.

The raids were part of an operation to crackdown on organised crime in the area. Credit: GMP

The men were arrested on suspicion of a number of drug-related offences including on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.

More than 30 properties have been raided by police in the last week.

We are dedicated to dismantling crime groups who blight our communities and seek to make profits from putting drugs on our streets.

These raids show how committed we are to tackling these groups and we will continue to root them out.

Our work is only possible through support from partner agencies and the community who come forward and report information to us.

Please continue to report anything suspicious and help us stop people who are benefitting from crime.

We will continue to work tirelessly to make Greater Manchester a safer place to live.

– Detective Inspector Paul Walker, Challenger Manchester Organised Crime Unit, Greater Manchester Police