‘Scourge of our community’: Heroin worth £250,000 discovered in raids of Rochdale homes

By Danielle Wainwright

A staggering £250,000 worth of heroin was discovered by police when officers raided several homes in Rochdale on Friday.

Four warrants were executed at houses in Oswald Street, Hamer Lane and Selby Street, with one arrest made by Rochdale police for suspicion of class A drugs with the intent to supply.

The man remains in police custody for questioning and further inquiries are on-going.

Rochdale North Neighbourhood Inspector Umer Khan said: “Drugs are the scourge of our community.

“Residents have told us how concerned they are the effect drugs can have on the local area.  We take their concerns very seriously and these latest warrants prove we are dedicated to eradicating the issue.”

Greater Manchester Police have cracked down on drug activity throughout this year, with many arrests made as part of their ‘spring clean’, which MM reported on last week.

DISCOVERY: Heroin found by police in Rochdale

This discovery has also made massive progress towards keeping the streets of Manchester clean.

“This seizure is huge and thankfully we have been able to prevent these drugs from hitting the streets.  This underlines our commitment to addressing issues that affect our communities the most,” Mr Khan added.   

“I would ask anyone who may have information as to where drugs are being sold or cultivated, to contact police as soon as possible.  The details you provide will be kept in the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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