10th July 2015

Police in Sefton arrested six people and seized cash and drugs as part of an ongoing crackdown on organised crime.

Neighbourhood officers teamed up with specialist colleagues to execute warrants in Bootle, Netherton and Maghull.

The police activity on Wednesday morning follows the discovery of Class A drugs and over a million pounds in cash from a house in Melling the day before. Four people have since been charged following Tuesday’s arrests and one person has been bailed.

Yesterday’s arrests took place at flats and houses in Bank Road, Bootle; Stanley Road, Bootle; Bolden Close, Netherton and Northway, Maghull.

In Bank Road a cannabis farm containing a small number of fully grown plants was found in one flat and a 30-year-old man wanted for the theft of cash cards was arrested in another.

In Stanley Road a 44-year-old man and a 25-year-old women were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs after officers searching a flat found packets of powder believed to be heroin and a crack pipe.

In Bolden Close two men aged 45 and 19 were arrested on suspicion of cannabis possession and money laundering after cannabis resin and one and a half thousand pounds in cash was discovered.

And in Northway, Maghull officers arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis and money laundering after two bin bags full of what police believe is cannabis were found in the loft and in the garage and three thousand pounds was found hidden in a horse riding helmet in the attic.

All six people are being questioned by detectives as part of an ongoing investigation led by Sefton CID.

Chief Inspector Derek Riley from Sefton command team said: “These arrests and seizures are a great success for the police and the wider community who we serve.

“Large amounts of drugs have been taken off the streets where they can do so much harm to the people who take them and the wider public caught up in drug-fuelled violence.

“This is just one part of a large and continuing operation by police in Sefton to target criminals in every way we can.

“We are prepared to use all the resources, tactics and laws at our disposal to make criminals lives a misery and take them and their drugs, cash and weapons out of circulation.

“I would like to thank people across Sefton for their support and in backing what we do and sharing the information they have with us. This week we have proved just what we can achieve when the public give us the information we need to take action. “

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