Cannabis confiscated and nine arrested, because suspected drug cell was arrested.

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The police released video footage of the operation, in which officers showed up at 11 properties in Sefton.

Nine people were arrested after cannabis and cash were confiscated when officers broke through doors during raids on Merseyside.

On the video footage provided to ECHO you can hear an officer screaming: “Police!” as a door is blown open during the raids.

And today the police confirmed that suspected cannabis and bundles of cash were confiscated during the raids.

The action was part of an ongoing campaign by Merseyside police to combat drug trafficking.

One police officer can be heard screaming: “Police!” when a door is broken open during the raids, which were mainly in Southport but also included a property in Formby and another in the Old Swan area of Liverpool.

“The men are 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 25, 25, 26, 29 and 32 years old and a 51 year old woman. All are currently in custody where they are to be questioned by detectives.

Eight men and one woman have also been arrested and taken into custody.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “Eight men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.

“We fully understand the scourge that drug trafficking and related gang crime represents for our communities and we are determined to eradicate it.

said Sefton Superintendent Graeme Robson: “I want our communities to know that even during a pandemic our work does not stop – it’s really business as usual when it comes to tackling criminals and bringing them to justice.

“It is also important that we are able to identify the vulnerable people in our communities who are being exploited by these gangs and provide them with the help they need.

He added: “We have spent a lot of time gathering information and intelligence so that we can take this action today to rid the streets of class A and B drugs and the people who sell and distribute them.

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“I hope that people feel reassured by our actions today and continue to share information about drug trafficking and other related crime in their local communities so that we can continue to take action.

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Anyone with information about drug trafficking or crime in their area can contact DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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