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Operation Target - Three arrested and drugs and cash seized following stop check in Kensington

News   •   Sep 24, 2019 09:18 BST

Cannabis seized

Officers working on Operation Target in Liverpool have last night arrested three people and seized drugs and cash last night, Monday 23 September.

At around 8pm, officers on patrol in Sheil Road, Kensington stopped a Peugeot Partner private hire taxi due to a rear brake light being out. A strong smell of cannabis was noted and the driver was searched and detained, with cannabis found. A warrant was carried out at a premises on Parliament Close in Liverpool City Centre, in which more cannabis, cannabis oil and cash were seized. Two occupants were detained.

A 24-year-old man from Liverpool City Centre was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis
A 54-year-old man from Liverpool City Centre was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis
A 45-year-old woman from Liverpool City Centre was 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.”

Anyone with information on suspected drug dealing in their community can speak to local officers, or pass information via @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.