Wallasey man linked to drugs and money laundering arrested

Detectives from Greater Manchester Police Serious Organised Crime Group arrested a man in connection with an ongoing drugs and money laundering investigation.

It’s believed that the suspect’s role in the conspiracy was collecting cash payments from customers across the region. The money would then be used by those higher up the chain to purchase wholesale amounts of cocaine.

The man in question, aged 24, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to conceal, transfer, and disguise criminal proceeds. He remains in police custody whilst detectives search his property in Wallasey.

Detective Constable Marc Walby from GMP Serious Organised Crime Group said, “The arrest this morning forms part of a wider investigation that we have been running into a suspected organised crime family in Liverpool.

“Stripping criminals of their finances has a substantial impact on crime, and we are actively seeking to disrupt illicit cash flows and prevent organised crime groups from laundering and re-investing their money into further criminal activity.

“The reality is that the profits of crime are often used to fund more serious and organised violence in our communities and we hope the results today show the public that we are proactively disrupting this type of behaviour.”

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