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£350,000 worth of drugs recovered in early morning raids as part of major #Encrochat crack down


This morning (22 June 2022), officers from GMPs Serious and Organised Crime Group (SOCG), executed twelve warrants across Wigan, Bolton and Bury as part of ‘Operation Byron’ - one of the forces many investigations into the large scale sale and distribution of controlled drugs in Greater Manchester.

As a result of the raids, a total of nine people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, including eight men and one woman ranging in age from 19 to 51 years old, they remain in custody for questioning.

As part of the investigation we have recovered hundreds of messages from organised crime group members using ‘Encrochat’ – the encrypted messaging service used almost exclusively by criminals in a bid to evade police, which has allowed us to further identify the offenders.


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