Chief Superintendent Tim Forber (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2011)

Six people were arrested and police seized cash and class A drugs as part of a crackdown on organised crime.

Oldham Division’s Operation Caminada team made the seizures on Monday 12 March following raids on four properties in the Oldham East and Shaw areas.

As part of the latest enforcement tactic by the team against organised criminals, officers seized a quantity of class A and B drugs with a street value of £5,000, £500 in cash and drug paraphernalia. Around 30 officers from across the Force were involved in the raids.

Inspector Paul Walker from the Operation Caminada team said: “As we continue with this operation we are sending a clear message to those committing crime that their actions won’t be tolerated and we will take action.I want Caminada to show the community that we take their concerns seriously. They have told us that drug dealing and drugs are a big concern and today’s seizure is just another example of how we are making a difference and are trying to rid our streets of drugs.”

Police are asking people who are concerned about drug dealing in their area to get in contact with the police on thier new national non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Operation Caminada was launched in November and aims, through inter agency co-operation, to bring down illegal activity and rid the town of drug dealing and associated organised criminality. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said, “It is important that the community realises that this doesn’t substitute putting offenders through court. It is designed to complement this work and shows our community and those involved in crime that their criminality will not be tolerated and there will be consequences for their actions.”

 

 

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