Five people have been arrested after police raided two homes on the same Wirral street.

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Five people have been arrested after police raided two homes on the same Wirral street.

Following the execution of warrants in Birkenhead, five individuals were arrested on suspicion of drug offences and a quantity of suspected Class A and B substances were confiscated.

Merseyside Police officers arrived at a residence on Newling Street in Birkenhead around 10.15 a.m. on Wednesday to serve the warrants.

Wraps of white and brown powder, presumed to be cocaine and heroin, as well as drug-related items and cash, were discovered during the search.

During the raid, a 46-year-old Birkenhead man and a 41-year-old Liscard man were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

A search warrant was also performed at a different address on Newling Street, when three males and the property were searched, with suspected cannabis and cash discovered.

A 30-year-old man from Birkenhead and a 31-year-old man from Prenton were arrested on suspicion of possessing with intent to supply class B drugs during the operation.

In addition, the 30-year-old male was detained on suspicion of money laundering, while the 31-year-old was detained on suspicion of illegal property possession and hindering a police officer.

A 15-year-old boy was also detained on suspicion of assisting in the distribution of class B drugs.

According to Merseyside Police, all people arrested have been freed under investigation pending further inquiry.

“Yesterday’s arrests indicate that where the community has concerns about suspected drug selling, we will take action and bring those responsible to justice,” said Merseyside Police Inspector Tom Welch.

“We’ve also ensured that a significant amount of hazardous substances are removed from our streets and communities.

“Information from the public is critical in identifying persons participating in the drug supply chain, and I would like to continue to encourage members of our communities to come forward anonymously to us or to Crimestoppers so that we can take action.”

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