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Nine arrested in north Liverpool money laundering raids

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Image caption Officers executed 13 simultaneous raids at properties across north Liverpool

Nine men have been arrested in a series of early morning raids targeting a criminal gang in north Liverpool.

Officers executed 13 simultaneous raids at properties in Walton, Kirkdale, Fazakerley and Aintree.

A quantity of cash was seized and a cannabis farm with 100 plants was also found on Chirkdale Street, Kirkdale.

Detectives have already recovered more than £120,000 in cash from a bookmakers on County Road, Walton, which they claim was laundered by the gang.

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Image caption Detectives have already recovered more than £120,000 in cash from a bookmakers

Ch Insp Matt Boyle said: "These warrants and arrests are the culmination of a long-running investigation into a crime group which has caused significant harm to these communities.

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"We will use any means available to us to reduce their impact, and we will continue to dismantle the group until they are incapable of operating."

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