ARRESTS were made after police executed drug raids across North Wales and Merseyside.

Between May 10-12, officers from the Serious and Organised Crime Unit said it executed nine warrants across North Wales, Halewood, Widnes, and Haverfordwest (south Wales).

The raids targeted those suspected of taking an active role in a "large scale and wide ranging" Class A (Cocaine, MDMA) and Class B (Amphetamine, Ketamine and Cannabis) Organised Crime Group.

The group is suspected to be responsible for trafficking illicit drugs sourced from Merseyside and the Midlands the "length and breadth" of North Wales and neighbouring regions.

During the operation, officers seized several mobile devices, suspected Class A and B drugs, cash and drugs supply paraphernalia.


In total, police arrested 19 people:10 have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs, whilst the remaining nine are on police bail pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Detective Inspector Richard Sidney, of North Wales Police, said: "I would like to thank colleagues in Merseyside, Cheshire and Dyfed Powys who we continue to work closely with.

"We are determined that our response to County Lines will remain without borders."