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Weapons seized from a house in Prestwich

Two men have been arrested and dozens of weapons seized from a house in Prestwich by officers dedicated to GMP’s operation to tackle organized crime in Salford. Around 45 weapons, including bladed weapons, imitation firearms and a crossbow.

Patrols from Operation Naseby – GMP’s dedicated operation into tackling serious and organised crime in Salford – were driving through the Swinton area on Sunday 3 January when they stopped a vehicle suspected of being involved in class A drug supply.

A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

A subsequent house search in the Rainsough area of Prestwich was conducted and numerous weapons were recovered – 32 swords and knives; 12 imitation firearms; and a crossbow.

Also seized were a large quantity of class A drugs estimated to be worth between £15,000 and £20,000.

A second man – aged 55 – was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Both men have been questioned by officers and released pending further enquiries.

Forensic examinations of all the items recovered by police are underway.

The work is part of Op Naseby’s disruption hub – formed in April 2020 to reduce the activity of local organized crime groups.

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