15kg of suspected cannabis discovered inside false flat wall in West Derby

A large amount of suspected cannabis has been seized at a flat in West Derby after a man was arrested in Hampshire on suspicion of drug offences.

At around 4pm yesterday (Tuesday 4 January 2022) officers conducting a search at a flat on West Derby Road found 15kg of suspected cannabis hidden in a false wall, after Hampshire Police had arrested a 65-year-old man from Liverpool on suspicion of possession with intention to supply of class A drugs.

The man was taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and remains in custody. We are liaising with Hampshire Police, who originally arrested the man, regarding the cannabis discovered at the address in Liverpool.

Chief Inspector Paul Sutcliffe, said, “This was a fantastic find by our officers after a lengthy and thorough search revealed three large packages of cannabis hidden behind a false wall of a flat that was also disguised with clutter.

“We know the misery drugs can cause on our communities and we will continue our relentless approach to take them off our streets by conducting regular searches and acting on any intelligence we receive.

“If you have any information about suspected drug dealing in your area please don’t hesitate to contact us.”

Please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress. 

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