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Two charged after major cash and drug raids in Merseyside

drugs under floor boards
Image caption Police found drugs, worth up to £1.2m, under floor boards

Two men have been charged after 12kg of heroin and £530,000 cash were found by police during raids in Merseyside.

The drugs, which have an estimated street value of £1.2m, were discovered at an address in Thatto Heath, St Helens, on Friday along with £500,000.

The remaining £30,000 was found in a car outside another property in Huyton.

A man, 52, has been charged with money laundering and possession with intent to supply drugs while a 56-year-old man has been charged with money laundering.

Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption About £500,000 in cash were also found in a suitcase

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