UPDATED: Matrix team arrest five people after cocaine and heroin seizure in Southport

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Photo:  Matrix team, Shakespeare street, southport

UPDATED: Matrix team arrest five people after cocaine and heroin seizure in Southport

Merseyside Police arrested five people after a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine and heroin was seized during a warrant at an address in Southport today (Monday, 28 November 2016).

Officers form the Matrix disruption team at Merseyside Police attended the address on Shakespeare Street at about 11.35am and recovered a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine and heroin. Officers forced entry to a first floor window as the house was found to be heavily fortified.

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The powder has been recovered for forensic examination and the property is being examined by Crime Scene Investigators.

A 41-year-old woman, a 54-year-old woman, a 45-year-old man, and a 40-year-old man from Southport and a 53-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs (Class A).

All five have been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

Sergeant Stuart McLoughlin said: “Merseyside Police treats all drug supply seriously and the discovery of this cocaine and heroin has significantly disrupted the supply of these drugs in our communities.

“The fact we have prevented drugs from reaching the streets, where they fuel so much other crime, is extremely satisfying.

“Criminals are making considerable money through the sale of drugs, made on the back of the miser drugs bring to our communities. Today’s action shows the force will do all it can to take action against those who line their pockets to the detriment of our society.”

Anyone who has any information about those involved in the production or supply of drugs, is urged to contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. We will act on all information.

 

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