After police disrupted a drug trade, they confiscated cannabis and suspected cocaine.

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After police disrupted a drug trade, they confiscated cannabis and suspected cocaine.

After a drug sale was disrupted by authorities, bags of cannabis and suspected cocaine were seized.

Officers are reported to have “sighted a narcotics transaction” near Pennington Bridge in Bootle at around 4.50 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday).

A 27-year-old man from Bootle was detained on suspicion of possessing cocaine and cannabis with the intent to supply.

Officers discovered cannabis on his person during a search.

On Stanley Road, a “large amount” of cannabis and suspected cocaine was discovered.

The individual has since been released pending the outcome of the investigation.

The raid is part of Operation Pelican, a long-running investigation into criminality in the Sefton area by Merseyside Police.

Yesterday evening, a Merseyside Police spokesperson posted on the Sefton Police Facebook page: “Officers from Operation Pelican detained a man in the #Bootle area this afternoon for Possession With Intent to Supply Class A and B Drugs.

“A guy was nabbed after officers witnessed a drug transaction. A small amount of cannabis was discovered during the search.

“Officers then conducted a search in the surrounding area, recovering a considerable quantity of cannabis and suspected cocaine.”

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