More Arrests in Oldham Drug Raids

Another eight people have been arrested in raids targeting heroin and crack dealers in Oldham.

Greater Manchester Police raided five addresses just after 6am today, Tuesday 7 February 2012.

Since the raids started in March 47 properties have been raided and 60 people arrested for drugs offences and 16 people have been sentenced to more than 43 years in prison.

In the latest raids this morning, six men and two women were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, including possession with intent to supply class A drugs, after officers executed warrants across the Oldham area.

More than 100 officers stormed properties in the Chadderton and Failsworth areas of Oldham.

Superintendent Catherine Hankinson, from Greater Manchester Police's Oldham Division, said: “Residents told us that class A drug dealing was a worry to them so we have responded robustly to combat this.

“Drugs wreck lives and the crime associated with them causes misery to the whole community - so we do everything possible to find out who is responsible and put them before the courts.

Oldham drug raids