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Ten people were arrested when officers from Greater Manchester Police raided nine addresses in Oldham just after 6am today. (Thursday 26 January 2012)
The raids come after police stormed 16 homes in March 2011, and it's after months of investigations by Oldham police officers looking into heroin and crack cocaine dealers.
In the latest raids this morning, 9 men and 1 woman were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, including possession with intent to supply class A drugs, after officers executed warrants across the Oldham area.
Officers seized a car, a large amount of cash, class A drugs, an imitation firearm and two samurai swords. Properties were raided across Oldham with more than 100 officers involved.
Superintendent Catherine Hankinson, from Greater Manchester Police's Oldham Division, said: "Today shows that the desire to rid our communities of the blight of drugs is continuous and we will go back and keep tackling the issue in the same area as many times as necessary until the problem is dealt with. "
"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.