Over £500k worth of drugs found in pizza boxes in Tameside raids

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Over £500k worth of drugs found in pizza boxes in Tameside raids
CREDIT: Greater Manchester Police Press Centre

OVER £500k worth of drugs found in pizza boxes have been seized following raids in Tameside, Greater Manchester on Wednesday, December 23.

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Two warrants were executed at addresses on Market Street, Hollingworth, where a substantial amount of suspected cocaine, cannabis and cash was found.

A total of nine pizza boxes containing one kilo of suspected cocaine in each were discovered along with other drugs making the street value worth at an approximate of over £500,000.


The suspected cocaine was pressed into blocks with signature imprints.

Three men, aged 39, 20 and 19, have all been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and class B drugs. They remain in custody at this time.


Detective Constable Jake Orr, of GMP’s Tameside Challenger Team, said: “Today’s warrants have led to a substantial find and are a huge step in our on-going commitment to tackling drugs and the distribution of them across Greater Manchester.

“There is always a lot of work going on behind the scenes to tackle drugs and I would ask the community to come forward with any information that may assist us.

“Any information or concerns may be vital to our on-going investigations and residents can report anything by calling 101.”


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