NW NEWS: Drugs haul worth £1.2m

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A specialist police force raided homes in the North West recovering 12 kilos of heroin with an estimated street value of £1.2million.

Detectives from TITAN crime-fighting unit arrested two men following the seizure and also recovered approximately £530,000 in cash.

TITAN detective inspector Nick Hughes said: “TITAN is committed to tackling the blight of drugs on our streets and has already had many successes in disrupting the supply of drugs across the North West.

“We will continue, with the support of police forces across the North West, to target those involved in the supply and distribution of Class A drugs and put them behind bars.”

Officers swooped on addresses in Merseyside - two in Huyton and a third address in Thatto Heath, St Helens with warrants.

During a search of the address in Thatto Heath officers recovered 12 kilos of heroin and £500,000 in cash.

A 52-year-old man from Thatto Heath was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering.

Another man, aged 56, was also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering at one of the addresses in Huyton after officers seized approximately £30,000 from the occupant’s car.

Both men have been taken to police stations in Merseyside where they will be questioned by detectives from TITAN.