Man arrested and £100,000 worth of suspected Class A drugs seized as Greater Manchester Police County Lines Team execute warrant in Rochdale

In the early hours of yesterday morning (21 October 2022), Greater Manchester Police Force County Lines Team executed a warrant on Snowden Street in Rochdale which led to the arrest of a 29-year-old man suspected of Possession with Intent to supply Class A drugs.

He was taken into police custody where he will be questioned by the County Lines Team

An additional warrant was also carried out at an associated address on Market Street in Bury and a quantity of suspected Class A drugs were recovered at the scene, with an estimated worth of around £100,000.

These were the latest two warrants in a series carried out this week by the Force County Lines Team. It forms part of an ongoing operation to disrupt the supply of Class A drugs.

These drug supply lines are believed to be controlled by gangs operating from the Rochdale area, with the couriering and supply of drugs going from the town across Greater Manchester and potentially beyond.

Detective Chief Inspector Claire McGuire said: “The arrest and seizure this morning was the latest action seen by our dedicated county lines team at Greater Manchester Police.  We’re very pleased with the result and I hope it goes some way to reassure the public that we are relentlessly targeting the supply of illegal drugs.

“The GMP County Lines team was established this year following the award of Home Office funding to target the county lines drug networks that are destroying lives, tearing communities apart and profiting off the criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults.

“We are committed to working alongside the 12 local Challenger teams and safeguarding partners to identify the controllers of the criminal phone lines, shut down their drug networks and protect victims.”

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