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Drugs worth £750,000 seized in raids across Merseyside

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Image caption Cannabis with an estimated value of £250,000 was found in Bootle

Drugs with an estimated street value of £750,000 have been seized in a number of police raids across Merseyside.

Officers from the specialist Matrix unit found four kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine worth £500,000 in two properties in Norris Green.

Men aged 18, 22 and 32, as well as a 28-year-old woman, were arrested on Monday following the raids.

In a separate incident, 120kg of cannabis with a value of £250,000 was found at a property in Bootle.

A shotgun and a quantity of Class A drugs were also found in a search of woodland near Alderfield Drive and Millway Road in Speke on Tuesday.

Det Ch Supt Paul Richardson, head of the Matrix Serious Organised Crime team, said: "I want to make it clear to those who are involved in serious and organised crime that there is no place for them on our streets and we will do anything within our power to put them behind bars."

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