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Six held in Spain over Salford organised crime

Five men and a woman have been arrested in Spain by police investigating organised crime in Salford.

Raids took place in Marbella on Tuesday when three men from Salford were held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and a firearm offence.

A 41-year-old man from Trafford and a 31-year-old woman from Dublin were also arrested on suspicion of membership of an organised crime group.

On Wednesday a 23-year-old man from Salford was also held.

He was arrested in Marbella on a European Arrest Warrant over drugs offences.

The arrests were carried out by Spanish police.

Two properties were raided as part of the operation and officers also recovered a loaded handgun, ammunition and four knives.

  • Three men from Salford, aged 20, 25 and 28 were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a firearm and membership of an organised crime group.
  • A 41-year-old man from Trafford, Greater Manchester, and a 31-year-old woman from Dublin, Ireland, were arrested on suspicion of membership of an organised crime group.
  • A 23-year-old man from Salford was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.