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£300k cannabis haul seized by police in Oldham

Waterloo Street, Oldham Image copyright Google
Image caption Four people were arrested after the drugs were found in Waterloo Street, Oldham

Thirty kilos of cannabis with a street value of £300,000 have been seized as part of the largest ever crackdown on drug dealing across Greater Manchester.

Four people were arrested after the drugs were discovered at a property in Waterloo Street, Oldham, on Friday.

A 36-year-old man has been charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Two men, aged 31 and 53, and a 28-year-old woman were held on suspicion of the same offence, and released on bail.

The arrests were made as part of Programme Challenger, which Greater Manchester Police said is "the largest ever approach" to tackling drug dealing and organised crime in the region.

Supt Denise Worth said: "This sends out a message to the organised crime groups in Oldham that we will never give up on our fight against them.

"Communities have told us that they want drugs and drug dealing tackled and I hope that this continuous action highlights how seriously we take these crimes."

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