Lancashire Police arrest 10 people in drugs raids

Ten people have been arrested across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside in drugs raids.

Lancashire Police said six men and a woman from the Fylde Coast, two men from Wirral and a Greater Manchester man were seized.

White powder and drugs equipment were seized in Merseyside while thousands of pounds in cash was discovered in Blackpool.

Lancashire Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit led the raids.

Four men from Blackpool, aged 23, 35, 44 and 45, are being held along with a man and woman, aged 30 and 24, from St Annes and a 41-year-old Lytham man after the raids in the Fylde.

The people arrested in Wirral were a 28-year-old man from Prenton and a 51-year-old from Birkenhead while a 47-year-old man from Littleborough in Greater Manchester is also being questioned.

A police spokesman said more than 13kg of a white powder were picked up in Merseyside.

"During this ongoing investigation we have seized some significant quantities of both class A and B drugs," said Det Insp Graham Gallagher.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites