A seventh suspected member of an organised crime group in Merseyside has been arrested as part of an investigation into drug trafficking and money laundering

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The 55-year-old man was apprehended at an address in Warrington this morning (Tuesday) by officers from the National Crime Agency, supported by the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.

He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply and import controlled drugs, conspiracy to launder money, and participating in the activities of an organised crime group.

On 18 June, five men were arrested in raids on the Wirral, Wallasey and Deeside, and a woman was arrested later that day. All remain on bail.

In June officers also seized a number of high-value cars, including a Mercedes-Benz and a Land Rover as part of the investigation, as well as two Rolex watches and around £5k in cash.

The group are believed to have used legitimate haulage companies to move generators from the UK to Belgium and freight forwarding companies in The Netherlands. These generators were then routed back to the same addresses in the UK, with cocaine and heroin concealed inside.

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