Man arrested after morning drug raids at storage container and house

A man has been arrested after morning raids at a storage container and house.

At around 9.30am, Greater Manchester Police officers from the Stockport Challenger team, neighbourhood team and National Crime Agency smashed their way into the unit on the Bredbury Industrial Estate and at an address on Carrington Road, Portwood.

The warrants were part of Operation Column which focuses on the sale and distribution of Class A drugs – specifically cocaine, around the south Manchester area.

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During the raid, officers found a large quantity of suspected cocaine, snap bags and scales from the storage unit and cannabis at the Portwood house.

A 56-year-old man was arrested at the industrial unit of suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and is currently being questioned by police.

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Police Constable Jenny Weeks of GMP’s Stockport Challenger Team said: “Today’s action was another successful result for the team as we continue to investigate the distribution of drugs in the area.

“Drugs blight communities and we’re committed to ensuring those responsible for the movement of drugs are identified and face the appropriate justice. Although we have a male in custody our investigation will continue and I would encourage anyone who has information on the sale of drugs, or has witnessed any suspicious behaviour in their area to get in touch with police.”

With information into the supply of distribution or supply of drugs in South Manchester call police on 0161 856 2795.

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