Two men aged 18 and 33 were arrested alongside two women aged 20 and 39 on suspicion of drugs offences after early morning raids at an address on Staycott Street, Moss Side.

Police recovered a drone and drugs believed to be destined for prison.

The arrests were part of Operation Tahara deployed to hotspot locations in the South Manchester and Trafford areas to prevent and reduce crime.

 Whilst the officers utilise their police powers to stop search; seize illegal objects; and arrest suspects, they also prioritise diverting young people away from anti-social behaviour and crime through engagement and referrals to specialist partner agencies and services, who can offer opportunities to help them fulfil their positive potential.

Detective Constable Bell from Xcalibre Task Force said: “This is a great result, we acted on intelligence that we had collated and we have managed to seize a large amount of cash, Class B drugs and other contraband that was packaged and ready for being smuggled into prison that are thought to be worth an estimated £30,000+ in prison.

“We are committed to tackling this type of criminality that blights our communities and as a team we are dedicated to making our streets safer for those who live and work in the area.

“This investigation shows the dedication we have to crack down on drug related activity and serious youth violence. Anyone who is involved in this type of crime, we will catch up with you and you will be brought to justice.”


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