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Cannabis seized in Wigan
Wednesday 5th May, 2010

Cannabis seized in Wigan
Seized cannabis.

The quick-thinking actions of officers in Wigan helped recover more than 3000 worth of cannabis.

Neighbourhood officers were taking part in a community event on the Landgate Estate in Bryn, Wigan, at about 5pm on 1 May 2010 when they noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from a car being driven along Landgate Lane towards Bamfurlong.

They quickly realised what was happening and called for colleagues to stop the car near Bamfurlong Police Station.

When the car was searched, officers discovered nine bin bags stuffed with cannabis bush in the boot. It is worth about 3000.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of production of a Class B drug with intent to supply and has been bailed until 10 July 2010.

Sergeant Dave Johnston, from the Hindley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "This arrest and the recovery of a substantial amount of cannabis bush is a cracking result for the community.

"It was the result of some swift and decisive teamwork by Police Community Support Officers and members of the Neighbourhood Policing Team who acted quickly to stop the car and recover these drugs before they got onto the streets of our communities.

"Part of our fight against drugs relies on the support and information we have received from local people about crime in their neighbourhoods and we want to thank them for that and urge them to continue to provide us with information anonymously via the GMP drugs hotline on 0161 856 1417 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"I would also urge people to continue to be vigilant and if they spot unusual activity at neighbouring properties to contact us. Tell-tale signs can often include lots of different people coming and going at unusual times and all of the windows in a property being covered day and night."

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