Cash and Class A drugs recovered from an address in Southport


Cash and Class A drugs recovered from an address in Southport

Merseyside Police has made a number of arrests and recovered drugs and cash after an operation targeting organised criminals in the Bootle, Southport and Kirkdale areas last night into this morning (Thursday 12 May).

At an address on Harrogate Way, Southport, around £2000 cash and suspected Class A drugs were recovered. A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and money laundering. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a previous offence of affray following the execution of a warrant at 46 Kirkstone Road North, Litherland. The incident took place on Friday, 8 April and a second man, aged 49, remains on bail in relation to this offence.

At an address in Wharton Terrace, Bootle, around £4000 in cash was found in the premises and enquiries are ongoing to trace the occupants.

In the early hours of this morning, a 23-year-old man was arrested at an address in Rosalind Way, Kirkdale. He was wanted after breaching the terms of his licence, and has been recalled to prison.

Sefton Chief Inspector Simon Thompson said: “These warrants, arrests and recoveries are the continuation of ongoing disruption of crime groups which have caused significant harm to these communities. We will use any means available to us to reduce their impact, and we will continue to dismantle these group until they are incapable of operating.

“Vital to these investigations is continued information from those communities affected, so we can improve the quality of life for law-abiding members of the public. You can report information to us in a number of ways, by speaking to your local neighbourhood officers, by calling 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

“My message to those engaged in organised crime is clear: we know who you are, we can see where you are operating, and we will come knocking.”


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