23rd October 2020

13 people have been arrested in the third and final week of raids.

Earlier this morning, Thursday 15 February 2018, a number of warrants were executed by GMP officers across Crumpsall, Harpurhey, Salford and Rochdale.

Following this morning’s action, 12 men and 1 woman are in custody after they were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.

We have also recovered a significant amount of Class A drugs, bringing the total amount recovered as part of Operation Danube to an estimated value of £60,000.

GMP’s Chief Inspector Paul Walker, said: “The past three weeks of action are the result of months of hard work investigating organised crime in the area.

“Today’s arrests show our absolute commitment to tackling the issue of drugs on our streets and protecting our communities.  

“I’d like to thank the public, as without people sharing information about drugs in their area, we could not have carried out such an extensive operation.

“Please continue to let us know about any suspicious activity at the earliest possible opportunity- today’s action shows just how seriously we take these reports.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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