Police seize drugs and cash

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MORE than £20,000 in cash and a large quantity of Class A drugs have been seized.

On Thursday 4 April, 2013, officers from the Leigh Neighbourhood Police Team executed a number of warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act in the west Leigh area.

At one property on Laburnum Avenue, £23,000 and a large quantity of Class A drugs were recovered.

A 28-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply and money laundering and has been bailed until 24 May 2013 pending further inquiries.

Police Constable Faye Johnson, of the Leigh Neighbourhood Police Team, said: “Cracking down on drugs in our communities is a big priority for Greater Manchester Police and I hope this action shows the people of Leigh just how seriously we are committed to this cause.

“Drugs are a major driving force behind many other crimes such as burglary, robbery and vehicle crime, and that is why we are determined to root out all those involved in this trade.

“I hope this action will send a powerful warning to anyone involved in drugs activity that not only will they end up behind bars, but through Proceeds of Crime Act legislation they will also end up out of pocket.”

Leaflets were also distributed to residents in areas where raids took place to inform them of why this action was taken by Greater Manchester Police.

If anyone has any information about those involved in the sale and supply of drugs in their area, locations where drug dealing is taking place, or those who they suspect may be using drugs, please contact the police.

Information can be passed onto police directly by calling 101 or through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.