Liverpool man charged after 75kg of Class A drugs found in vehicle

Merseyside Police has arrested and charged a man and seized around 75 kilos of suspected Class A drugs, following an incident on Saturday, 3 September.

At around midday, motorway officers stopped a Ford Transit van near to Sandbach on the M6. A man was detained and the vehicle taken to Merseyside.

Following a Matrix search, around 75 kilos of suspected Class A drugs were found in blocks in a hide in the rear of the vehicle.

A man was arrested on suspicion of drug supply and taken to a police station for questioning.

46-year-old Peter Melia of Liverpool was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and will appear at Wirral Adult Remand Court this morning, Monday 5 September.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Speight said, “This was a huge seizure of drugs worth in the region of £5 million, which will now be subject to a full investigation. To prevent such an amount of drugs from reaching the streets will remove a great deal of harm from our communities and beyond.

“We will continue to respond to all incidents and information to target those we suspect of being involved in serious and organised crime. Arrests and seizures continue to made on a daily basis, both as a response to recent murders, and our commitment to tackling organised crime across Merseyside. If you have any information on storage and supply of drugs, firearms and other weapons, come forward and we will take action.”

Please contact police via @MerPolCC or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 with any information, and always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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