A 37- year-old man from Sefton has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.
On Sunday 17 October officers arrested Michael Martin of Dover Road, Maghull on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs after his vehicle was stopped by police on Queens Drive in Liverpool.
Yesterday (Monday 18 October) he was charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin and conspiracy to supply firearms.
He has been remanded in custody and appeared at Wirral Magistrates adult remand court.
The charge forms part of the Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic: a national investigation into the use of encrypted mobile devices, commonly referred to as Encrochat.