Seven people arrested in dawn drug raids

Date published: 06 June 2019

This morning, Thursday 6 June, a team of officers executed warrants at properties across five addresses in Heywood and Bury.

The warrants were part of Operation Ballerina, set up by GMP to target those believed to be involved in the supply of Class A drugs across Heywood and Bury.


Operation Ballerina, set up by GMP


Five men, aged 26, 65, 58, 22 and 34, and one woman, aged 28, have all been arrested on suspicion of supply of Class A drugs.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs.

Officers seized a substantial amount of Class B drugs across the properties.


Team of police officers executing warrants at properties across Heywood and Bury


Superintendent Paul Walker, of GMP’s Bury district, said: “We absolutely do not tolerate the supply of drugs, and we will continue to take action if there is any suspicion of offences being committed in Greater Manchester.

“Thanks to the speedy actions of officers this morning, a significant amount of drugs destined for our streets have been seized.

“Operation Ballerina is very much ongoing, and we are continuing to crack down on the supply of drugs across Bury and the wider region.

"Our most powerful tool in the fight against drugs is the information we receive from the community. If you suspect drugs are being used or cultivated in your area, we urge you to get in touch with the police as soon as you can."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 9023, or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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