Police find half a million pounds' worth of cocaine and heroin in container

Date published: 24 May 2019

Half a million pounds' worth of cocaine and heroin were found in a container in Rochdale on Thursday (23 May).

Greater Manchester Police, alongside the National Crime Agency (NCA), executed a warrant on Chichester Street in Rochdale and discovered drugs, believed to be cocaine and heroin with a street value estimated at £500,000, and drug distribution paraphernalia.

This was following an investigation into organised crime in Rochdale.




Two men aged 36 and 40 were also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

DI Phil Key from the Organised Crime Unit said: “Today has been a very successful day. We have taken incredibly dangerous drugs off the street and arrested two men for drugs offences.

“This is part of a long-running investigation into organised crime where we have worked alongside the National Crime Agency.

“Our investigation into organised crime will continue and we will not stop until we break the chain of organised crime and stop the flow of drugs from continuing to damage lives.”




Do you have a story for us?

Let us know by emailing
All contact will be treated in confidence.

To contact the Rochdale Online news desk, email or visit our news submission page.

To get the latest news on your desktop or mobile, follow Rochdale Online on Twitter and Facebook.


Support Rochdale Online

Rochdale Online provides local community news and a local community events diary, as well as local business and community listings. To continue providing these services we are asking for your help and support.

Find out more