Three arrested as cash and suspected cocaine seized

Three people have been arrested, and cash and suspected cocaine seized following the stop of a vehicle in Knowsley yesterday, Thursday 13 October.

At around 3pm an Audi was stopped on the Knowsley Expressway on suspicion of having no insurance. The vehicle was searched and a large quantity of suspected Class A drugs were found, and the driver and passenger detained.

A 43-year-old woman from Garston was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, drug driving and driving with no insurance.

A 36-year-old woman from Eccles, Greater Manchester was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Further searches were carried out at an address in Croxteth, where further suspected Class A drugs and cash were found.

Here, a 29-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. All three are now in custody for questioning.

The investigation is part of the Merseyside Organised Crime Partnership (OCP), made up of a specialist team of officers from the National Crime Agency and Merseyside Police, which was launched in April 2021 to protect the public by tacking high-risk organised crime groups.

Anyone who has information about those suspected as being involved in serious and organised crime should contact the specialist Matrix Team on 0800 2300600, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Image: Merseyside Police

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