A HARTLEPOOL man has been arrested as part of an alleged drugs ring worth £1.5m in Liverpool.
Cleveland Police officers swooped on a house in Colwell Road, Croxeth, Liverpool, and discovered the stash of amphetamine which they believe was destined for the streets of Hartlepool and the Teesside area.
As a result of the find, police officers have arrested five men – one of which is from Hartlepool.
The other four are from Liverpool.
They have all been charged with drugs offences and were due to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court in Middlesbrough earlier today.
Two other men from the Liverpool area have been arrested on suspicion of drugs charges and have been released on bail pending further inquiries.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “In a Cleveland Police operation, drugs worth approximately £1.5m pounds have been recovered from a property in Liverpool.
“Cleveland officers located 80kg of amphetamine from a house on Colwell Road in the Croxeth area, on Friday, January 31.
“Merseyside police officers also provided support in the raid.
“Cleveland Police detectives believe the drugs were destined for the streets of Teesside.”
She added: “Four men from Liverpool and one from Hartlepool have been charged with drugs offences and will appear at Teesside Magistrates Court today.
“Two other men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and have been released on bail pending further investigations.”