After executing a series of warrants for a suspected multi-million-pound cannabis enterprise, police have arrested a man from Rochdale and seized half a million pounds in cash.
The raids have been executed at two addresses in Rochdale and property in the Holywell area of Wales. Officers said approximately £500,000 in cash have been seized in the raids.
A 46-year-old man from Rochdale was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and being concerned about the supply of class B drugs.
Detective Inspector Sam Taylor, of GMP Rochdale’s CID, said: “Since May’s raids where we recovered a significant amount of cash and drugs, we have worked fiercely to find those involved in this illicit enterprise and take them into custody.”
“These drugs cause psychological and physical harm as well as societal damage, and we are intent on catching those we suspect of being offenders.”
“We are really keen to ensure that anyone with suspicions or concerns about the supply of drugs in their area, come forward to police and tell us in confidence so we can continue to take this kind of action.”