Serious and Organised Crime Unit arrest seven people and seize designer goods and weapons
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Detectives investigating a high-level drugs conspiracy have arrested seven people in dawn raids.
The arrests follow an 18-month operation into an organised crime group allegedly supplying class A and B drugs to other gangs in Warrington.
Today, Wednesday 9 September, Cheshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit arrested four men, aged 29, 38, 40 and 51, and three women, aged 34, 36 and 62 on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis.
The warrants took place at addresses in Heather Close in Warrington, Brindley Avenue in Warrington, Regency Park in Widnes, Camomile Close in Merseyside, Graylands Road in Merseyside, Aviemore Road in Merseyside and Breccia Gardens in Merseyside.
All seven are now waiting to be questioned by police.
Detective Chief Inspector Giles Pierce, from the Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said: “This conspiracy came to our attention following previous investigations into two organised crime gangs in Warrington – codenamed Operation Samurai and Operation Dreadnought.
“Those arrested are suspected of being part of a well-established organised crime group who we believe were operating at a high level across the North West.
“It is a massively significant result in our determination to disrupt organised crime gangs operating from Warrington and supplying these drugs further afield.”
During the strike police seized a car, designer items, jewellery and weapons.