TWO men from Cronton have been arrested after police seized more than £20,000 in cash, as well as drugs, vehicles and designer clothing.

This follows an incident in Whiston yesterday afternoon, Sunday.

At around 5pm, Merseyside Police officers on Hall Lane stopped a man riding an electric bike, for which he could not prove ownership.

A subsequent search of the man's home address led to the discovery and seizure of more than £20,000 cash, suspected cocaine and heroin, paraphernalia and cars.

Runcorn and Widnes World: Suspected cocaine and heroin and drug paraphernalia were also seizedSuspected cocaine and heroin and drug paraphernalia were also seized

The suspected stolen bike was also taken, as well as expensive Louis Vuitton and Hugo Boss clothing and footwear

A 20-year-old man and a 58-year-old man, both from Cronton, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and the acquisition/use/possession of criminal property.

They have been taken to a police station for questioning.

Detective chief inspector Simon Vaughan said: “Our enquiries continue and both men will be questioned.

Runcorn and Widnes World:

“This was excellent police work by officers in the area, and we will continue to respond to all such suspicious behaviour, incidents and information we receive to target those we suspect are supplying drugs in our communities.

“Key to these results is often what people within those areas affected tell us, so if you suspect similar where you are, come forward and we will take action.”

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