Seven people have been arrested in connection with drug offences in Merseyside and Cumbria.

Officers arrested a 31-year-old man from Runcorn and a 34-year-old woman from Anfield on Wednesday March 10 on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

The arrests were made following a pre-planned vehicle stop in the Kirkby area.

Officers also executed warrants at addresses in Cumbria, Runcorn, Anfield and Kirkby.

Five further arrests were made on suspicion of drugs offences:

• A 23-year-old man from Kirkby – Conspiracy to supply Class A
• A 19-year-old man from Wavertree – Possession with intent to supply
• A 17-year-old from Kirkby – Possession with intent to supply
• Two men from Cumbria, aged 31 and 34  – Conspiracy to supply Class A

The suspects are being questioned by Merseyside Police.

Detective Inspector Gary Stratton: “We work with partners in other forces to trace those responsible and help those who may be exploited by these organised criminal gangs.”

You can also report any concerns to police on 999 if a crime is in progress, via 101, or via Merseyside Police Twitter or Facebook.

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