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Two questioned after drugs seizures

Two men have been questioned after more than ten thousand units of suspected illegal psychoactive substances were seized from a shop in north Manchester. It follows an investigation into alleged drug trafficking at HMP Manchester. They were found after a raid on a shop on Bury New Road. The warrant followed a marked increase in seizures by staff at HMP Manchester of new psychoactive substances (NPS), which are illicit drugs ranging from synthetic cannabanoids to pills and powders which have similar effects to ecstasy.

The arrests came after an increase in alleged drug dealing at HMP Manchester Credit: PA