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The two men will appear in court tomorrow (1 September) charged with a number of offences including both supplying drugs and money laundering. Dylan Whitehead (DoB 18/11/1996) of Regent Square, Salford, has been charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin, and money laundering. Joseph Minas (DoB 15/08/2001) of Verdun Road, Eccles, has been charged with possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance, obstructing a police officer, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and money laundering. They have been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 1 September. Both men were arrested on Eccles Old Road on Monday 30 August by officers from GMP's Transport Unit working in conjunction with officers from Operation Naseby. Operation Naseby is a dedicated GMP operation tackling organised crime in Salford.
A male and female from Eccles have appeared at court accused of possessing a shotgun after being charged by detectives from GMP Salford's dedicated operation to tackle organised crime in the city - Operation Naseby. Kie Connor (02/03/2002), of Thorp Street, and Aimee Paterson (02/12/1997), of Fir Street, were held in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court earlier today (Tuesday 10 August) before being further remanded for a hearing at Manchester Crown Court on Tuesday 14 September 2021. Connor has been charged with the following 10 offences: possession of cannabis, possession of codeine, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, dangerous driving, possession of an offensive weapon, handling stolen goods, driving with no license, driving with no insurance, and possession of a shotgun without a certificate. Paterson is accused of possession of a shotgun without a certificate. On Sunday 8 August, a police patrol pursued a suspicious vehicle and brought it to a stop before a police car was damaged and a machete was allegedly discovered at the scene. Connor was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and in connection with a warrant in July 2021 at an address in the Eccles area of Salford where a quantity of suspected drugs, ammunition and a firearm was recovered by officers from Operation Naseby. A suspected shotgun was subsequently recovered at a second address in Eccles on the morning of Monday 9 August for which Connor was further arrested for, as well as Paterson.
Last week, Greater Manchester Police joined other forces up and down the country as part of National Week of Action to help tackle County Lines – when organised crime gangs exploit children and vulnerable people, forcing them to move or store drugs, drugs money and weapons through cohesion, control and intimidation. The criminal gangs will use a dedicated phone line to organise the movement and sale of the drugs, which can be in one area, or across different parts of the UK. In the week alone, teams from GMP executed 15 warrants, made 14 arrests and seized over £7,000 worth of Class A Drugs, and 3.5kg Class B Drugs. In addition to targeting those behind these crimes, three victims were identified, and 26 safeguarding referrals were submitted for those at risk of being exploited, aged between 2 and 46. Detective Inspector Julie Adams from GMP's Public Protection Serious Crime Division: Bev Hughes, Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire, added: You could be the difference for a victim, and we all have a responsibility to protect young and vulnerable members of our communities, so it is important we all know what to look out for. Signs of criminal exploitation and county lines include: · Unexplained gifts and cash · Drug paraphernalia · More than one phone (often known as a graft phone) · Lots of travel tickets such as bus and train tickets · New friendship groups · Increased missing from home episodes · Secretive or withdrawn from family and/or friends · Lying- unable to retell a story without confusion or holes in the story · Receiving excessive calls or messages from ‘new friends’ · Getting picked up or dropped off by unknown If you have any concerns, please visit our website to access the LiveChat or online reporting facility, or by dialling 101. Alternatively, you can make an anonymous report to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
Five people have been arrested after police executed warrants in Salford. On Wednesday 23 December 2020, officers searched five properties as part of an investigation into the supply of drugs. Two men, aged 24 and 55, and a 17-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of drug offences. Two men, aged 19 and 21, were arrested on suspicion of firearm offences. They remain in police custody for questioning. Suspected class A and B drugs, a taser, CS gas as well as offensive weapons and a large quantity of cash were seized. Enquires are ongoing. Detective Chief Inspector Dave Jones, of GMP's Salford district, said: Anyone with information should contact police or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.