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Man arrested after drugs and weapons seized in Birkenhead

ByReport2

Nov 14, 2023

A WIRRAL man has been arrested and Class A drugs and weapons seized as part of an ongoing operation to tackle county lines and organised crime.

The 27-year-old was detained today (Tuesday, November 14) after a stop and search on Laird Street in Birkenhead.

Police seized drugs, suspected to be cannabis, in his possession.

At a further search at an address in Birkenhead, multiple kilos of suspected cannabis and approximately one kilogram of cocaine and heroin were seized.

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A suspected stolen electric bike and two offensive weapons were also discovered during the search.

Suspected cannabis that was seized by police during search at an address in Birkenhead today (Tuesday, November 14) (Image: Merseyside Police)The 27-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine), possession with intent to supply Class B drugs (cannabis), theft of a motor vehicle and possession of an offensive weapon.

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He is still in police custody to be questioned.

The arrest was carried out by Merseyside Police force’s county lines taskforce, as part of Project Medusa.

Inspector Stephen Morris said: "This arrest is part of our proactive county lines work to ensure we take offenders supplying drugs off our streets.

"Officers seized a significant amount of drugs, a suspected stolen electric bike and two offensive weapons which could be used to cause serious harm.

"We are relentless in pursuing those involved in drug dealing and serious and organised criminality across Merseyside.

"Our Silence is Not an Option campaign urges anyone with any information about those involved in drugs, gangs and other serious crimes to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

"We can use this information to remove these criminals from our communities and keep Merseyside safe for generations to come."

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