Nine people are due in court today after homes in Bury, Bolton and Wigan were raided this week.

They are due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court today.

Zulfiqar Khan, 38 and from Lorne Street, Bolton, Mohammed Amjad, 28 and from Green Lane Bolton, Haroon Rashid, 19 and from Loxham Street, Bolton, Yasir Mahmood, 37 and from Andrew Street, Bury, Tahir Ilyas, 35 and from Moorfield Close, Bolton, Nathan Millward, 44 and from Seathwaite Raod, Bolton, Jacqueline Harmer, 51 and from Winifred Road, Bolton, Jason Bennett, 33 and from Sutherland Road Wigan, David Hall, 39 and from Stewart Road, Wigan, have all been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

The charges come after officers executed warrants at 12 properties in Bolton, Bury and Wigan as part of Operation Byron – one of the force’s dedicated investigations into the sale of controlled drugs in Greater Manchester.