Man arrested after £20,000 seized from property in Liverpool

A man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to Supply Class A and B Drugs after officers seized £20,000 in cash at a property in Liverpool.

Officers visited the address in Kirkdale on Monday, 8 January, after it was suspected that Class A and B drugs were being supplied at the property by using encrypted mobile devices.

A man was detained after he tried to escape through the back of the property. Officers then searched the address and found approximately £20,000 in cash, designer clothes and watches, three mobile phones, and an electric bike.

The 31-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A and B Drugs, using, acquiring, and converting criminal property.

He was taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning.

Detective Inspector Peter McCullough said, “Thousands of pounds that could have been used to supply Class A and B drugs across Merseyside has been seized thanks to our officer’s work on Operation Venetic: a national investigation into the use of Encrochat encrypted mobile devices.

“I hope this arrest shows that our officers will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of anyone involved in drugs trading across our regions.

“Under Operation Venetic we will continue to target criminals, thoroughly examine any evidence and carry out the necessary arrests to prevent such crimes that can destroy our communities, so if you have any information of drug dealing in your area please contact us.”

Anyone with information on drug dealing is asked to contact @MerPolCC, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Image: Merseyside Police

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