A man and woman have been arrested after warrants were executed in the North East in conjunction with Greater Manchester Police.
A 41-year old man and a 25-year old woman were arrested at an address in the West Rainton area.
A second warrant was executed in the Houghton area.
Durham Constabulary says the pair were believed to be supplying Class A drugs and committing money laundering offences.
Both were taken into custody in Durham City before being transferred to Manchester.
The 41-year-old man has since been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and the woman has been released on bail pending further inquiries.