Nine arrested and £2m seized as police target 'elusive' criminals

Seized cash Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption The cash was seized during raids on more than 25 addresses across the region

About £2m in cash has been seized and nine people arrested as part of an operation targeting Merseyside's "more elusive" suspected criminals.

The arrests were made after 30 officers raided more than 25 addresses across the region on Monday.

Eight men and one woman are being questioned on suspicion of a range of offences, including domestic violence, drug dealing, robbery and assault.

The cash was seized from a property in West Derby, Liverpool.

Ch Insp Chris Gibson, of Merseyside Police, said: "This arrest day was held to locate and detain offenders who are more elusive.

"It has come as a result of lengthy investigations by Merseyside Police and other forces.

"It is extremely pleasing to be able to arrest nine people who we suspect are involved in crime."

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