Merseyside Police arrested two men after officers on patrol in Liverpool spotted a car being driven through a red light in Liverpool.
At 8.10pm on Tuesday 24 May, officers on proactive patrol in the area saw a grey VW Polo with two men inside at a red light on Upper Parliament Street.
The car then drove through the red light after seeing the patrol and made off along Jamaica Street before stopping.
The passenger was seen concealing something in his waistband, later found to be cannabis. After a search of the vehicle, a carrier bag containing white powder, a bag of brown powder and cash were seized.
A 26-year-old man from Islington was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A controlled drug (crack cocaine) and possession of a Class B controlled drug (cannabis).
A 29-year-old man from Walton was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A controlled drug (cocaine)
Both men have been taken into custody for questioning and the suspected drugs are being forensically examined.
Chief Inspector Mike O’Malley said, “Yet again the vigilance of officers on patrol has resulted in arrests and the seizure of suspected Class A drugs. County lines is a criminal activity where organised crime groups force or coerce vulnerable people to courier or sell drugs on their behalf. We are committed to tackling these gangs who prey on the vulnerable for their own monetary gain.
“Our officers are on patrol across Merseyside every day disrupting those who use the road network to engage in criminal activity, whether transporting drugs, weapons or risking the safety of others by drink and drug driving.
“We will continue to proactively police our communities to stop those prepared to transport and peddle drugs to vulnerable people in their tracks, and bring them to justice.”
Anyone who has information about who is transporting or dealing drugs in their community is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.