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Police seize drugs worth £1.6m in Rochdale

Cannabis
Image caption Police said the drugs were discovered as a result of "community led intelligence"

Police have recovered drugs with street value of about £1.6m from a house in Rochdale.

Cannabis resin weighing 173kg, 67kg of amphetamines and 38 bags of ecstasy were found during a raid at Grisedale Road, Castleton, on Thursday.

A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

Insp Michelle Hughes said the operation was a result of "community led intelligence".

"The inquiries we are now carrying out, and the recovery that has been made would not have been possible had people in the area not come to us with information," she said.

"We fully investigate all reports that come to us and we are as committed as our residents to rid our communities of drugs and drug dealing.

"Their trust and faith in us is being rewarded with our streets becoming safer."

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