Two arrested after hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of drugs discovered during Stalybridge raid

Early this morning  officers from GMP Tameside’s newly formed Neighbourhood Task Force (formally the Tameside District Tasking Team) raided an address on Stamford Drive #Stalybridge

During the raid, which was part of a joint operation with the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), officers discovered over 300kgs worth of what is suspected to be cannabis resin, with an estimated street value of over £200,000.

A large quantity of cash was also seized.

Two males, aged 55 and 57yrs, were arrested at the on suspicion of possession of class B with the intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of class A.

Both men remain in custody for questioning.

Police Sergeant Scott Kerr, of GMP Tameside’s Neighbourhood Task Force, said “Today’s operation shows the on-going commitment, not just locally, but regionally and nationally, to rid the streets of illegal drugs and those who supply them.

“We will continue to act on the concerns of our communities and intelligence fed into GMP.

“Drugs play a major part in crimes inflicted on victims and me and my team will do what we can to reduce the impact it has on the streets of Tameside”


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