Drugs and cash seized as two arrested in Birkenhead

Two men were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after officers on patrol spotted a man acting suspiciously in Birkenhead yesterday (Monday 7 February.)

Officers on patrol in the Beckwith Street area of Birkenhead at around 8.05pm spotted a man on a bike acting suspiciously and signalled for him to stop. He rode away but was stopped nearby by another patrol.

Following a search, a quantity of cannabis was seized and detained.

Officers then attended a house in Birkenhead where a further search was conducted and quantities of suspected cocaine, cannabis and equipment associated with drug supply recovered, along with a large quantity of cash.

Two men from Birkenhead, aged 18 and 46, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class B drug (cannabis) and possessing criminal property. 

The 18-year-old was further arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting possession of a Class A drug (cocaine), and the 46-year-old on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the execution of their duty. They have both been taken into custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Emma Kerrigan said, “Two arrests have been made and drugs and cash seized thanks to the vigilance of our officers on proactive patrols in Birkenhead, and the public who told us it was an area that had caused them concern.

“Our officers patrol the streets of Merseyside 365 days a year to protect the public from those people who bring threats, violence and intimidation to the streets in their attempts to sell illegal drugs.

“I hope these arrests provide a very clear message to other criminals that your actions will not be tolerated here in Merseyside. We will take action and you will be arrested and face being put before the courts.”

Det Insp Kerrigan added: “Information from our communities about drug dealing is a vital part of our efforts to stop drug dealers profiting from misery and exploitation of vulnerable people.

“If you believe there is drug dealing happening in your area, please contact police so we can bring offenders to justice and safeguard their victims.” 

You can report any concerns to police via 101, via Twitter @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.


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