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1 August 2013, 09:24
A stash of weapons, including pistols, revolvers, knives, machetes and a knuckle duster has been seized by police in Bolton.
They also found cash and drugs following raids on houses in Louisa Street in Halliwell on Wednesday 31st July.
Two men and two women have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of possessing drugs.
Inspector Wayne Readfern said: "These warrants were carried out following information from the community and just shows what can be done when residents and police work hand-in-hand to tackle criminality.
"It is so important the community stand up against drug dealers and criminals as their neighbourhood belongs to them, not the criminals who think it is their 'turf'.
"And thanks to the information we received, we were able to execute these warrants and recover an arsenal of weapons and drugs.
"With these weapons off the streets, it means this community is much safer.
"I would encourage people who have any evidence or suspicions about drug dealing to come and tell us, in confidence if needed, and we will continue to clean up this community."
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.