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Police seize drugs and cash in raids on Merseyside estates

Liverpool Echo logo Liverpool Echo 27.02.2019 17:04:10 Ben Turner-LE
a sign on the side of a road: Five people arrested and cash, stolen goods and drugs seized following day of action in Beechwood and The Woodlands, Birkenhead. Pictured is police at The Beechwood Estate. © Merseyside PoliceFive people arrested and cash, stolen goods and drugs seized following day of action in Beechwood and The Woodlands, Birkenhead. Pictured is police at The Beechwood Estate.

A superbike, drugs, cash and stolen goods were seized after police raids on two Merseyside estates.

Five people - two women and three men -  have also been arrested on suspected offences ranging from money laundering to drug dealing.

Merseyside Police carried out the swoops in Birkenhead this morning.

Officers from Wirral Community Policing Team, supported by officers from The Force's Matrix Unit, Dog Section and Roads Policing Units seized drugs, large quantities of cash, stolen goods, seized a van and recovered a high performance sports bike stolen from St Helens.

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It followed following raids in the Beechwood and Woodland estates.

Police confirmed five people had been arrested and taken to police stations for questioning.

The five are:

A 33-year-old man arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs, money laundering and possession of Class B drugs.

Additionally a Honda CBR motorcycle which had been stolen from St Helens in August of last year was recovered intact.

a red and black motorcycle parked on the side of a building © Merseyside Police

A 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs, handling stolen goods and money laundering.

A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft.

A 39-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs.

Officers will remain in the area speaking to the community and carry out reassurance, and a mobile police station will remain in the Beechwood Estate, police confirmed.

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Community Policing Chief Inspector Chris Lucan-Pratt said: "Today's warrants are a demonstration of our determination to target those we suspect are involved in serious and organised crime in these areas.

"Such action can be a result of information from a variety of sources, and I would encourage anyone who lives locally and has concerns about crime in the area to come forward and help us make your community a safer place to live, work and visit. "

a close up of a door © Merseyside Police

He added: "We recognise that not everyone will want to speak to police directly but there are other ways to get information to us, including the charity Crimestoppers, which is completely independent of the police."

People can speak to local officers, or provide information via @MerPolCC, call 101 or speak to @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

27. helmikuuta 2019 19:04:10 Categories: Birmingham Mail Liverpool Echo

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