'Colossal' cannabis find seized along with £3,000 cash

By Benjamin Roberts-haslam

Police recovered a 'colossal' amount of cannabis on Tuesday as 50kg, including cannabis edibles, was found after four men were stopped.

A rolex and £3,000 in cash was also seized by officers.

At around 4pm on Tuesday September 7, two men were arrested on St Ambrose Grove in Anfield following a foot chase where police found cannabis on the pair.

An 18-year-old man from Southport and a 28-year-old man of no fixed abode were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis and taken to custody for questioning.

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A short time after the arrests, two men were seen acting suspiciously on nearby Sedley Street.

50kg of cannabis, £3,000 in cash and a Rolex watch were recovered from an address in Anfield (Merseyside Police)

The pair were searched by officers who found phones and cash.

A further search of an address on York Terrace resulted in 50kg of cannabis, including cannabis edibles, more than £3,000 in cash and a Rolex watch being found.

A 27-year-old man from Litherland and a 27-year-old man from Liverpool City Centre were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis and have been taken to police stations for questioning.

50kg of cannabis, £3,000 in cash and a Rolex watch were recovered from an address in Anfield (Merseyside Police)

Detective Inspector Chris Smith, said: "This is a colossal find which removes from the streets a significant amount of cannabis. Drug supply of all kinds causes harm and risk in our communities, both through drug use and the crime inevitably connected to such activity.

"These men will all be questioned and the items seized will be forensically examined. The four arrests arose from some smart police work but equally we rely on information from those who live and visit areas who feel the impact of serious and organised crime to have such results.

50kg of cannabis, £3,000 in cash and a Rolex watch were recovered from an address in Anfield (Merseyside Police)

"If you suspect drugs, weapons or other illegal items are being supplied, stored or used near you, come forward directly or anonymously and we will keep taking positive action."

If you suspect that drugs are being stored or supplied in your community, pass information via Merseyside Police's social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre'.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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