Police seize drugs worth £1million after raids

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Three men have been arrested, including one from Leyland, after police seized amphetamines with an estimated street value of least £1 million last night.

An operation took place at an address at Firbank, Bamber Bridge, where 17 kilos of amphetamines, was recovered.

A 38-year-old man from Bamber Bridge and a 39-year-old man from Leyland were arrested.

This was followed by a further raid at a home on Downall Green Road, Wigan, which resulted in the capture of a 20 kilos of amphetamines and the arrest of a 56-year old man.All three arrested men continue to be questioned by police on suspicion of possession and intent to supply a controlled substance.

Detective Inspector, Graham Coates, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Southern Division, said: “The two raids and three arrests that have been made are a result of a protracted enquiry into the supply of amphetamines in Lancashire and surrounding areas.

“To have found and seized drugs worth at least £1million is a substantial achievement and will help us in our efforts to stifle amphetamine suppliers in the county making Lancashire a safer place to live.”