Two men have been arrested after patrols witnessed suspicious activity near Birkenhead Park yesterday (Thursday 7 April.)
At 10.30am, officers saw a man emerge from a wooded area of Birkenhead Park, before approaching a black Volkswagen Golf at the junction of Park Road South and Francis Avenue.
He was handed an item by the driver through the window, and the car was then driven away at speed.
Officers detained a man at the scene and a short time later, stopped the vehicle on Tollemache Road, Birkenhead and detained the driver.
Following searches, a quantity of white and brown powder was seized along with cash and mobile phones.
A 43-year-old man from Tranmere was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine) and possession with intent to supply a Class C drug.
A 30-year-old man from Leeswood in Flintshire was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs (cocaine and heroin), and possession of an offensive weapon in a private place.
Both men have been released under investigation.
Detective Inspector Emma Kerrigan said, “Two arrests have been made and drugs and cash seized thanks to the vigilance of our officers on proactive patrols in Birkenhead.
“They were on proactive patrols in this area because it was identified as a place that had experienced issues with drug dealing, thanks in no small part to information from the community.
“Drug dealing can bring threats, violence and intimidation into the heart of our communities, and we are determined to bring offenders to justice and protect those communities from the harm they bring.
“When we have information about where drug dealing is taking place, we will take action and offenders will be arrested and put before the courts.
“If you believe there is drug dealing happening in your area, please contact police.”
You can report any concerns to police via 101, via Twitter @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information
Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.