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CrimeForty arrests made and £20,000 of illegal vapes seized in Oldham

Forty arrests made and £20,000 of illegal vapes seized in Oldham

Oldham officers arrested 40 people as they carried our early morning warrants on Tuesday.
As part of a proactive policing day, items seized included drug paraphernalia, high-value Rolex watches, a sports car and a loaded firearm.

Arrests were made for a number of offences including drug supply, conspiracy to supply firearms and the importation of controlled substances occurred during the day of action.

Oldham Neighbourhood Team with Trading Standards conducted SIX premises visits to check for illegal vapes and cigarettes. Four premises had items seized totalling 1,313 vapes and 310 packs of illicit cigarettes, with a value of £20,411.

A cannabis farm was uncovered in Chadderton, resulting in a man being arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and a large number of cannabis plants being seized.

The adverse weather conditions resulted in considerably lower than normal traffic operation returns with the check site cancelled. Despite this, there were 19 traffic offence reports issued, 3 vehicle seizures for no insurance and an arrest of a man on suspicion of a public order offence at Derker Metrolink Station.

Officers executed a series of warrants and targeted operational activity, leading to the discovery of a sophisticated chop shop. Chop shops are often linked to car-theft rings as part of a broader organised crime enterprise.

Two recently stolen vehicles were found with their parts stripped and ready to be sold on. One man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to handle stolen goods.

Chief superintendent Phil Hutchinson said: “We had a number of operations take place throughout the day in what was a busy day for our officers across the district.

“These operations are excellent for the public but they are very good for staff morale. It sees a lot of resources, we execute a lot of warrants, and then go out and arrest people, that’s why we joined the police.

“Thanks to the community for their continued support. If you know of criminality, please contact us, either directly through your community team, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”



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