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    Police arrested three men and a woman and seized a large amount of class A drugs on Sunday 28th March as part of GMP Salford's on going operation to tackle an organised crime dispute in the city.

    As a result of the arrests, a man named as Aiden Curtis (25/01/1996), of no fixed abode, has been charged with handling stolen goods.

    He appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court yesterday (Tuesday 30 March) and has been bailed and is due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Friday 6 August 2021.

    Officers from the Operation Naseby disruption hub - formed in April 2020 in response to a violent dispute in Salford - searched an address on Powel Street in the Clayton area on Sunday 28th March.

    A total of £3000 in cash was found at the property and half an ounce of suspected class A drugs - namely cocaine was seized.

    Seven phones were also recovered and taken away in evidence to be used as part of other on-going investigations.

    A 25 year old man was arrested for being wanted for a number of offences and also in connection with money laundering and possession of drugs with intent to supply. He remains in custody for questioning.

    Two other men, both aged 25 and a woman aged, 22, were arrested on suspicion of money laundering and possession of drugs with intent to supply and have been released under further investigation.

    The action relates to a recent dispute between groups in Salford and north Manchester as dedicated teams of officers in both districts continue to work closely with the Serious and Organised Crime Group and respective local partners.

    Detective Chief Inspector Rick Thompson, of GMP's Salford district, said:



    "Friday night saw us make an important impact on the scourge of organised crime in Salford and there is no doubt that this action will have disrupted this particular group.

    "Our officers do work around the clock daily to keep combatting criminal groups operating in our city and we are committed to maintaining this level of action to keep decreasing the level of serious crime on our streets."



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