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Liverpool's Republik club drugs raid: Five men charged

Republik nightclub Image copyright Google
Image caption The raid followed similar operations at the Garlands and Lomax earlier this month

Five men have been charged with drug offences following a police raid on a Liverpool nightclub.

Republik on Bold Street was closed on Friday after police officers found numerous bags of white powder thought to be Class A drugs.

The raid followed similar operations at the Garlands and Lomax earlier this month.

All five men have been bailed to appear at Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates' Court on 12 March.

Two Liverpool men, aged 22 and 38, and a 24-year-old Wirral man have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

A 22-year-old Liverpool man has been charged with supply of Class A drugs and possession of a controlled drug.

A Bolton man, aged 30, has also been charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine.

Two other men arrested during the police operation have bailed pending further enquiries.

Merseyside Police said a closure order was upheld at Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates' Court on Saturday so the club will remain closed until a full hearing on 6 March.

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