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Eight people arrested in more drugs raids
11:43am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
EIGHT people were arrested after a series of dawn drugs raids across Bury yesterday.
Addresses targeted were in Stand Rise and Spenser Avenue in Radcliffe; Alfred Street, Pimhole; Goldfinch Drive, Freetown; Whitefield Road, Bury; Fir Street, Peel Brow; and Thompson Avenue in Ainsworth. All eight people were taken into police custody and were last night being questioned by officers on suspicion of dealing drugs.
Chief Supt Caroline Ball, said: “We continue to target those concerned in the sale and supply of Class A drugs across Bury. I hope these arrests show the community we are committed in our fight against organised crime.”
Among those watching the raids was Mayor of Bury, Cllr Joan Grimshaw, and councillors. Police carried out similar swoops earlier this month and 11 people were charged with drug offences.