At 05.00hrs on Friday 20th July 2018, 11 simultaneous warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act, across Wigan and Merseyside.
This was following a 7 month covert investigation into a conspiracy to manufacture and supply Class A drugs (heroin/cocaine) following the discovery of 375 kilos of heroin adulterant being produced at an industrial unit in Marus Bridge Wigan, and 115 kilos of heroin adulterant within a factory in Merseyside.
Four men have been charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug
Joseph Manley (05/09/1966) has also been charged with possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.
8 other suspects involved in this conspiracy have been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.
There were 12 arrests in total, 6 vehicles seized, 1.5 kilos of cannabis, 2 kilos heroin, 0.5 kilo cocaine, £4000 cash, £100,000 in watches, £100,000 in designer clothing seized.