A man has been arrested after police found drugs and cash stashed behind an oven’s extractor fan during a raid.

Officers in Walkden arrested a man this morning, Friday, following the discovery.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police's (GMP) Challenger team had carried out the warrant at an address on Fereday Street after receiving information.

During the search of the address, officers discovered a number of snap bags containing suspected class A drugs, along with nearly £5,000 in cash – all stored behind the extractor fan of an oven.

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In addition, digital scales were discovered in a microwave.

One man, aged 37, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, possession with intent to supply class A drugs, and being concerned in the supply of class B drugs.

He was also arrested on suspicion of modern day slavery offences, possession of amphetamines, and possession of cannabis.

He remains in custody for questioning.

PC Anthony McClearn, from GMP’s Op Challenger team, said: “This was a great result for our team and I am happy with our finds from this morning.

"We are determined to crack down on crime in Walkden and we will utilise all of the appropriate resources to ensure we are doing what we can to achieve that.

“We work across Salford and the surrounding areas to crack down on criminality which sees drugs put into our community, and we are determined to punish those responsible."

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