Two arrests following discovery of £20k and drugs in Rainhill

Officers have arrested a man and a woman following the discovery of suspected drugs and more than £20,000 cash in Rainhill yesterday evening (Thursday 3 February.)

At around 3.40pm officers were on patrol when they noticed a Vauxhall Astra travelling along the M62 acting suspiciously.

Following a stop and search of the vehicle officers found suspected cocaine and more than £20,000 in cash. 

A 55-year-old man from Southport has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving and in possession of criminal property, and a 32-year-old woman from Waterloo were arrested on suspicion and being in possession of a controlled drug and in possession of criminal property. 

Both suspects are still in police custody.

If you have any information on the possession of, storage or use of drugs and weapons in your community, please contact the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at Give information | Crimestoppers ( ). Always call 999 if a crime is in progress. 

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