Five arrested in Tameside as part of crackdown on supply of Class A drugs

Five people have been arrested in Tameside as part of a crackdown on the supply of Class A drugs in the borough. 

Officers from Greater Manchester Police's Tameside division raided six addresses across Ashton and Dukinfield at around 6am on Thursday morning (12 November). 

It was part of an investigation, called Operation Goma, looking into the supply of Class A drugs in the area.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering. 

Two men, aged 27 and 35, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. 

A 24-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were also arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

They all remain in police custody for questioning.

A large amount of cash was recovered from the properties, as well as a substantial amount of suspected cocaine, which police say will be examined and used in evidence.

Detective Sergeant Ian Parker, of GMP’s Tameside District, said: “We currently have five people in custody and that serves as testament to the hard work and dedication of all the officers involved in this operation. 

“Drugs can destroy lives and blight communities and we hope today’s action serves as both a stark reminder and as a reassurance to the community that GMP is fully committed to removing drugs from our streets and making our communities safer. 

“Investigations such as this rely partly on intelligence we receive from members of the public so we would like to take this opportunity to emphasise that our investigation is very much ongoing and appeal to anyone who may have information that could assist us to get in touch with police.” 

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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