Arrests after man runs red light and hid something in waistband

Merseyside police have arrested two men after officers on patrol in Liverpool spotted a car driving through a red light. Officers saw a grey VW Polo drive through a red light on Upper Parliament Street, at 8.10pm, Tuesday, May 24. Police then followed the car as it drove along Jamaica Street, before stopping.

The passenger was seen hiding something in his waistband, later found to be cannabis. After the search of the car, a carrier bag containing white powder, a bag of brown powder and cash were seized. READ MORE: Everton fan banned after jumping on pitch and headbutting police officer during Merseyside Derby

A 26-year-old man from Islington was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A controlled drug (crack cocaine) and possession of a Class B controlled drug (cannabis).A second man, a 29-year-old man from Walton was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A controlled drug (cocaine) Both men have been taken into custody for questioning and the suspected drugs are being forensically examined. Chief Inspector Mike O’Malley said: “Yet again the vigilance of officers on patrol has resulted in arrests and the seizure of suspected Class A drugs.

“County lines is a criminal activity where organised crime groups force or coerce vulnerable people to courier or sell drugs on their behalf. We are committed to tackling these gangs who prey on the vulnerable for their own monetary gain. “Our officers are on patrol across Merseyside every day disrupting those who use the road network to engage in criminal activity, whether transporting drugs, weapons or risking the safety of others by drink and drug driving.

We will continue to proactively police our communities to stop those prepared to transport and peddle drugs to vulnerable people in their tracks, and bring them to justice.”

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