GMP found dozens of weapons and in a house in Prestwich. Two men were arrested for the investigation. The operation was managed by GMP to continue the investigation on organized crime in Salford.
More than 45 weapons, including bladed weapons, imitation firearms, and a crossbow, were found during a house search in the Rainsough area. Apart from weapons, the police officers also found a large quantity of class A drugs estimated that worth between £15,000 and £20,000.
Two men,54 and 55 years old, were arrested for possession of weapons and A-class drugs. Both men have been investigated by officers and released pending further enquiries. Forensic examinations were made for all weapons.
The operation is managed as a part of a special operation of GMP to reduce criminal activity in local regions. So far, 144 arrests and 57 house searches were made.
Detective Inspector Rebecca Mills, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “This is a substantial recovery of weapons and class A drugs, as we continue to tackle the serious and organized crime that can have such a devastating impact on our communities in Salford. While we have been working immensely hard as part of this operation, it is important not to forget the importance of members of the public continuing to contact us in confidence with any information about the suspicious or concerning activity so we can act on it and take the necessary action.”