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16 January 2013, 18:23
Five people are in custody and millions of pounds worth of drugs have been taken off the streets of Bury following police raids.
During raids last night, officers seized 30 kilos of heroin and 30 kilos of amphetamine. The haul has an estimated street value of between £12m and £20m.
Officers have arrested five people, four men and one woman, on suspicion of supplying of class A drugs and they are currently being questioned.
Superintendent Karan Lee, based at Bury, said: "This shows the people of Bury that we do not tolerate organised criminality here and, when the time is right, we will strike at the heart of these crime groups and we will keep coming.
"These arrests are the result of continuous painstaking work by officers and I trust that this will reassure the communities of Bury that we take decisive action against drug dealers, we all need to fight against the misery caused by drug dealers, both with the vulnerable people that become addicts and the victims of crime from associated offending.
"I am very aware of the impact that these seizures may have on the users of drugs in the area and if there are people out there that are dependent on drugs and they are ready to seek help and advice, please contact your local drug treatment services"