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CrimeTrio arrested after £200,000 drugs stash found in Eastlands

Trio arrested after £200,000 drugs stash found in Eastlands

Three men – aged 19, 21 and 22 – were arrested in Manchester on Monday night, on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

An eagle-eyed officer from Greater Manchester Police’s Roads Policing Unit (RPU) stopped a black Ford Fiesta on the junction of Graymare Lane at around 7.30pm.

With assistance from the Tactical Aid Unit (TAU), the vehicle was searched and two large blocks of white powder – worth around £200,000 – were found under the passenger seat.

All three men remain in police custody for questioning. An investigation is ongoing into suspected drugs supply.

Chief inspector Michael Parker said: “This was an excellent recovery from our officer who trusted their instinct after spotting something suspicious, resulting in a large quantity of drugs being taken off the streets.

“Tackling drugs supply and the criminal use of Greater Manchester’s road network continues to be one of our priorities, as it has devasting and far-reaching consequences for the safety of our communities and I want to make it clear that we are continuing to take robust and proactive measures to continue to listen to your concerns and deal with those who are intent on breaking the law.”

If you have any information about the supply of drugs, contact police on 101. You can also report anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Helen Greaney
Helen Greaney
I'm a journalist with more than 18 years' experience on local, regional and national newspapers, as well as PR and digital marketing. Crime and the courts is my specialist area but I'm also keen to hear your stories concerning Manchester and the greater North West region.
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