Updated: Thursday, 23rd October 2014 @ 11:14am

Machete seized after two men arrested for cannabis possession in Oldham as part of Operation Caminada

Machete seized after two men arrested for cannabis possession in Oldham as part of Operation Caminada

By James Dickenson

A machete and an extendable baton were seized from an address on Hunt Lane, Chadderton, following the arrests of two men for cannabis possession on Saturday.

An 18-year-old and an 20-year-old man were arrested after Oldham police officers from Operation Caminada stopped their car during routine checks along Burnley Lane, Chadderton, just before 7pm.

Cannabis, money, mobile phones and drug paraphernalia were found in the Audi A3 and the two men were released on bail until June pending further inquiries.

Divisional Commander for Oldham Police, Chief Superintendent Tim Forber, said: “These arrests prove that we are continuing with our fight against organised crime and is another excellent result.”

Operation Caminada has been set up to combat organised crime in the Oldham area, with officers hopeful that their work coupled with public intervention can help reduce the issue.

“I cannot stress how important it is that members of the public continue to support us and provide information,” said Officer Forber. “If anyone knows anything about those involved in drug or any other criminal activity I would urge them to get in touch.”

Oldham Town Centre Police Station can be contacted on 0161 856 8903.

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