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Two arrested in drugs raids
Tuesday 24th August, 2010

Two arrested in drugs raids
Two men were arrested during the raids

Police have arrested two people in raids across Wigan as part of an operation to crack a major drug dealing gang.

Warrants were executed at five addresses in Golborne and Platt Bridge as part of Operation Delmas.

Led by the North West Regional Crime Unit, the raids were supported by armed officers from GMP⿿s Wigan division.

The operation is aimed at disrupting a major drug conspiracy that has seen large quantities of cocaine travelling north from London to be sold on the streets of Wigan and the wider North West.

A 33-year-old man from Golborne and a 39-year-old man from Platt Bridge were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. They are currently being interviewed by officers.

Members of the community in Wigan have been consulted and briefed throughout the operation and police community support officers have been delivering leaflets in areas which have been affected to explain what has been happening.

Chief Superintendent Shaun Donnellan, of Greater Manchester Police's Wigan Division, said: "The community has come together to highlight the activity of major drugs dealers in their midst.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their cooperation and patience.

"These raids show that no criminals are out of reach - when we have the right information we will act on it.

"In Wigan we are determined to tackle organised crime gangs and are confident that today's arrests make the community safer.

"The operation was led by the North West Regional Crime Unit, which was set up to help forces investigate organised crime groups that operate across county borders."

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