Two men arrested after officers seize several blocks of Class A drugs
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We have arrested two men in Liverpool after officers seized cannabis and several blocks of Class A drugs yesterday evening (Thursday 30 September).
At around 10pm officers from Merseyside Police spotted a vehicle whilst on proactive patrol that went through a no entry sign on Cullen Street. The officers approached the men who had parked up and got out of the vehicle.
Officers arrested the driver and then searched the car after noticing a strong smell of cannabis in the vehicle. Officers found what was suspected to be cannabis in the car and two large bags containing 45 blocks of powder that were later tested and confirmed to be Class A drugs with a potential total ‘street value’ of £220,000 - £330,000.
One man aged 27 from Wales and another man aged 29 from South Africa were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply, possession of criminal property and possession of a controlled drug.
Both men have been taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and remain in custody.
Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said: “Thanks to the officers who spotted this car a large amount of dangerous drugs has been taken off our streets that could have seriously affected our community and destroyed the lives of people in the area.
“Our work to disrupt drug dealing continues and I would like to reassure the communities of Merseyside that the force will continue its fight against those involved in serious organised crime to make our communities safer.”
If you suspect that drugs are being stored or supplied in your community, pass information via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre'. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.