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Up to £100,000 in cash and cocaine seized – Tameside

October 30, 2014, 6:01 pm

Up to £100,000 in cash and quantities of cocaine have been seized by police in Tameside.

This morning, 30 October 2014, officers from the Tameside Organised Crime Team swooped on a number of addresses in the Dukinfield and Ashton-under-Lyne areas.

From properties in the Ashton and Stalybridge areas, officers seized large amounts of cocaine.

Split across the addresses, police also recovered up to £100,000 in cash.

A 29-year-old man and a 26-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and a 29-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and all three remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Constable Joe Harrop said: “These warrants follow an investigation into the supply of cocaine on our streets, and what we recovered shows it was clearly a lucrative criminal enterprise for all those involved. We have made three arrests and our inquiries will continue until we uncover everyone involved.

“I hope these seizures send a message to everyone in Tameside that we will not discriminate when it comes to targeting those involved in drugs – whether it be those buying drugs, dealers or those at the very top of the tree. Everyone involved in this network of drugs plays their part and we will do everything in our power to bring them all to justice.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to appeal directly to the people of Tameside that if they have information about people dealing drugs in their area, that they come forward and tell us.”

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