DAWN raids at two Trafford homes led to police seizing over 5kg of cannabis and the disruption of a drug supply chain.

Officers arrested a man after the drugs raids at two addresses in Partington on Friday, September 7.

It is the fifteenth arrest in the past six weeks as police crackdown on crime gangs in Trafford.

Following intelligence and work with partner agencies, officers were mobilised at the crack of dawn to force entry to two properties.

The warrants were executed on Sussex Road and Derbyshire Road, off Warburton Lane.

Supported by officers from Challenger Manchester – a team dedicated to disrupting drug supply and organised crime – Trafford officers arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.

Cannabis – estimated to weigh around 5kg – was seized and a quantity of white powder, which is yet to be identified.

Phones and other items related with drug supply were also seized and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Sergeant John Seaton of GMP’s Trafford Borough, said: “Proactive action like this is absolutely necessary for us to disrupt those who supply drugs those who benefit from it.

“There is a clear hierarchy in drug supply, which can only be dismantled when we receive information so if you know about organised crime in your area, please take the time to call us.

“Drugs and the effects of drugs on society are incredibly detrimental so we need to take action and fast but can only do so with your help.”

In July, officers acting on intelligence from the community, raided a cannabis farm in Atholl Avenue, Stretford and seized plants worth an estimated £80,000 in street value.

Anyone with information can contact police on 0161 856 7527 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.