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Wednesday, 01 July 2015

Three arrested in drugs raids in Cumbria and Manchester

DRUGS raids across Cumbria and Manchester have led to the arrest of three people.

Two men and one woman were arrested following a series of early-morning police raids today.

Officers from Lancashire Constabulary worked with Greater Manchester Police and Cumbria Constabulary to execute search warrants at five addresses at around 6am this morning.

Four addresses in Manchester were raided and one address in Kirkby Stephen, in Cumbria. Around £5,000 in cash and three vehicles were seized by officers.

A 41-year-old man from Manchester, a 54-year-old man from Kirkby Stephen, and a 24-year-old woman from Manchester were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class B drugs and taking prohibited articles into a prison. All remain in police custody where they are being questioned by detectives.

The arrests come after police seized drugs and mobile phones at HMP Garth in September last year.

Det Sgt Nick Hills, from Chorley CID, said: “We are committed to tackling the supply and use of drugs across Lancashire and further afield.

“We work closely with colleagues from other forces as well as the prison service to combat drug supply and to take action against anyone we suspect to be involved with them.

“I would urge anyone who has any information about drugs to tell us so that we can continue to take action.”

Information about drugs can be reported to the police on 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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