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A man was arrested and a significant quantity of cash seized after a car was stopped in Huyton on Monday (3 May).
Just before 3pm, a grey Kia Stonic car came to the attention of officers as it entered Merseyside from the Greater Manchester area on the M57, before heading back in the direction of Greater Manchester.
Officers put in a containment on the M57 in Huyton and the driver was stopped.
During a search of the car, the cash was found in a shoe box on the back seat, and a quantity of cannabis.
A 27-year-old man from Manchester was arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property, possession of Class B drug (cannabis) and drug driving. He was taken to a police station for questioning and has been released under investigation.
Roads Policing Inspector Stuart McIver said: “Proactive policing of the roads in Merseyside is a vital tool in our ongoing efforts to keep people safe from the violence and exploitation often involved in criminality.
“We know that criminals use our road networks to transport ill-gotten cash and property, drugs and weapons. Preventing them from doing so deals a significant blow to their ability to commit crime, and helps us put them before the courts.
“No criminal should profit from misery while our wider law abiding communities work hard to earn an honest living. If you know someone involved in crime, please let us know so we can take them off our streets.”
To report a crime DM @MerPolCC or message us on Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’. Alternatively, call 101 and in an emergency, always call 999.