£100,000 Cash and 200kg of Cannabis Recovered in Drugs and Money Laundering Investigation

Friday, 16th July, 2021

Officers from the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) supported by colleagues from Greater Manchester Police conducted a series of search warrants in the West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester areas earlier this week in relation to a protracted drug and money laundering investigation.

The searches were conducted on Wednesday morning and resulted in the recovery of a number of items including approximately 200kg of suspected cannabis resin found in four holdalls and approximately £100,000 in cash.

The cash was recovered from an address in Southway, Guiseley, West Yorkshire. The cannabis was recovered from a vehicle at Stamford Drive, Stalybridge, Greater Manchester.

Two further addresses in Manchester were searched as part of the operation.

As a result, one man from West Yorkshire and four men from Greater Manchester were arrested for drug trafficking and money laundering offences.

Four men have been released under investigation.

A fifth man, Antonio Stanley, age 55, of Stamford Drive, appeared before magistrates in Manchester yesterday (15th July) charged with drug offences and was bailed.

Speaking after the operation DCI Andy Howard of the Yorkshire and Humber ROCU said: “Officers from across the region have been working closely with other law enforcement partners, to arrest a number of individuals in connection with drug supply and money laundering.”

“Our aim is to make a difference to the communities we serve by targeting offenders who operate in this manner.”

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