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Liverpool £2m heroin seizure: police hunt James Taylor

  • 10 July 2014
  • From the section England
James Taylor
Image caption Lancashire Police said James Taylor's details and photograph have been circulated "nationally and internationally"

An international search has been launched by Lancashire Police for a Liverpool man, after heroin with an street value of over £2m was seized.

Police said 7kg (15lb) of "extremely high purity heroin" was found at a house in Montrovia Crescent, Liverpool.

James Taylor, 40, from the same address, is wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

His photograph and details have been circulated "nationally and internationally", a spokesman said.

A 28-year-old Liverpool woman was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of heroin and bailed until August, police said.

The heroin, found in a bag in a bedroom at the house during a raid on 30 June, was 70% pure, according to police.

Heroin sold on the street usually ranges in purity from 20% to 50%, their statement said.

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