£500,000 worth of drugs seized in Oldham

As part of an operation targeting organised crime across Greater Manchester, police have seized nearly half a million pounds worth of drugs in Oldham.

Operation Challenger is the long running multi-agency organisation that targets the supply of drugs within our city.

Earlier this week, officers executed a warrant at a property on Astley Close in Shaw. Following the search, a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis and amphetamines. The man, who has not yet been named remains in police custody for questioning.

During the raid, officers seized approximately 43 kilograms of amphetamine and 9 kilograms of cannabis resin. Some of the drugs were found hidden in freezers. The total value of the drugs was estimated with a street value of almost half a million pounds.

Detective Inspector James Faulkner of GMP’s Oldham Borough, said: “Drugs ruin lives and we will systematically root out people who contribute to organised criminality.

“This is one of the largest seizures of amphetamine in recent history in Oldham and these arrests are part of an ongoing operation targeting drug dealing in the Shaw area.

“Organised crime has no place on the streets of Greater Manchester and we will continue to work tirelessly to remove the sources of revenue for organised crime groups”.

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