Man & Woman Released on Bail after Prescot Drugs Raid

By on Friday, July 15, 2016

prescot_drugs_raidsMerseyside Police arrested two people in Prescot as part of a drugs supply investigation yesterday morning (Thursday 14 July).

The 37-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have since been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

They were arrested following dawn raids across Merseyside. Luxury goods were seized from addresses in Kirkdale, Vauxhall and Bootle in Liverpool, and from Prescot.

Among the property taken from a house in Prescot were an Audi 4×4 and an Audi sports car. The raids came as part of a joint drugs investigation between Merseyside Police’s Matrix Serious Organised Crime Unit and the National Crime Agency.

Three men, not from Prescot, have been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs. They remain in custody.

“Today is the culmination of a 14 month investigation by ourselves and colleagues in the NCA into a large scale drugs supply operation conducted by a Liverpool-based organised crime group,” said Detective Superintendent Lee Turner of Matrix.

“We believe this group have been involved in organised for drugs to be sold to criminals elsewhere in the country and ultimately sold on the streets of countless towns and cities in the UK.

“Drugs cause untold damage to the lives of both the people who get addicted to them and the wider community who suffer from the resulting crime. Meanwhile the criminals who control this trade sit in the background and profit handsomely from the misery of others, living in nice apartments, driving flash cars and wearing jewellery.

“The police will not stand by and let this happen. I am sure the public who work hard and earn an honest living must resent seeing the drug dealers who enjoy the trappings of an affluent lifestyle without having earned a penny. We will be relentless in taking out such criminals and dismantling their entire network of associates so that they cannot profit from drug dealing again.

“Working with law enforcement partners such as the National Crime Agency gives us the capability and resources to go after organised crime groups who think they can operate under the radar. Today’s arrests show them that they can’t.”

Anyone with information about drug dealing in their community is encouraged to call their neighbourhood policing team on 101 or leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers (0800 555 111) where it will be acted on by the police.


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