Two arrested in connection with money laundering and drugs probe after raids on homes

A man and woman have been arrested after warrants were executed in the North East in conjunction with Greater Manchester Police.

Friday, 11th May 2018, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 11th May 2018, 4:26 pm
The searches in West Rainton and Houghton were carried out by Durham Constabulary 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.

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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.