Man stopped by police had £1,800 in cash hidden in his socks

A suspected drug dealer was found to have £1,800 cash hidden in his socks during a police stop and search.

Officers in Wirral spotted the man they suspected of being involved in drug dealing leaving flats near Clifton Road, Tranmere, on Friday, 14, around 1.30pm.

The 44-year-old man was stopped by police and found to have the mind-boggling sum of money hidden in his socks.

The cash was seized under the proceeds of crime act and the man will now have to prove in court that the cash is from a legitimate source if he wants it returned.

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If he fails to prove this, the cash will be forfeited.

Police say the find was part of an initiative targeting drug dealing in Birkenhead, particularly in the area around Larch Road and Borough Road.

Information from the community, police said, directly lead to the large cash seizure suspected to be from the profits of drug supply.

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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.

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