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Merseyside Police weed out cannabis and cash haul after private hire driver stopped for defective light

24 Sep 2019

Broken bulb leads to three arrests in Kensington 

Merseyside Police officers have arrested a private hire driver and two other people after seizing a drugs and cash haul last night. 

 

The three arrests formed part of ‘Operation Target’ which officers were working on in Liverpool.  

At around 8pm, officers on patrol in Sheil Road, Kensington, stopped a Peugeot Partner private hire vehicle due to the vehicle having a defective brake light. 

 

Police became aware of a strong smell of cannabis emanating from the vehicle, which led them to search and detain the driver after cannabis was found.  

 

A warrant was carried out at a premises on Parliament Close in Liverpool City Centre, which led to the discovery of more cannabis, cannabis oil and cash, all of which were seized. Two occupants were subsequently detained.

 

A 24-year-old man from Liverpool City Centre was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis, along with a 54-year-old man from Liverpool City Centre who was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis. 


A 45-year-old woman from Liverpool City Centre was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis

All three have been taken to police stations for questioning.

Inspector Jordan Quinn said: “This was an excellent example of proactive policing, and is exactly why Operation Target is so effective. We know that criminal activity is being disrupted by the action we have been carrying out in our local communities in the past three months.

“As well as our officers on patrol identifying and disrupting suspected serious and organised criminals, a lot of this success is down to information from those communities affected by such issues.

“Therefore, I would continue to urge people to come forward with information about criminality in their area. Passing on information about where weapons are being stored, who is carrying them and who is dealing drugs in your community is essential to allow us to take action.”

 

Image Source: Merseyside Police 

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