A considerable amount of money and Class A drug have been seized in dawn raids in Tameside.
Police arrested five people in the dawn raids to crack down on the supply of Class A drugs.
Officer raided six properties in Tameside across Ashton Under Lyne and Dukinfield at about 6 am this morning.
A large amount of cash was seized from the houses as well as a significant amount of suspected cocaine. These have been impounded as evidence to be examined.
Five arrests have been made. A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering. 27-year-old and 25-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
In the raid, a 24-year-old man and 39-year-old woman have also been arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
All of the suspects have been detained for questioning.
Det Sgt Ian Parker, from Greater Manchester Police’s Tameside District, said: “We currently have five people in custody and that serves as a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the officers involved in this operation.
“Drugs can destroy lives and blight communities, and we hope today’s action serves as both a stark reminder and as a reassurance to the community that GMP is fully committed to removing drugs from our streets and making our communities safer.
“Investigations such as this rely partly on intelligence we receive from members of the public so we would like to take this opportunity to emphasise that our investigation is very much ongoing and appeal to anyone who may have information that could assist us to get in touch with police.”