PoliceÂ have seized heroin with an estimated street value of more than Â£2million.
On Monday 30th June 2014, officers from Lancashire Constabularyâ€™s Serious & Organised Crime Unit executed a search warrant at an address on Montrovia Crescent in Liverpool.
Recovered during the search was what has now been forensically identified as around 7kilos of extremely high purity heroin, with an estimated street value in excess of Â£2 million.
The heroin (pictured), which was found in a bag in a bedroom at the house, was 70 per cent pure. Heroin sold on the street usually ranges in purity from 20 to 50 per cent.
A suspect, James Taylor, 40, of Montrovia Crescent, was not present at the premises and is now wanted on suspicion of Conspiracy to supply class A drugs, contrary to section 1(1) of the criminal law act 1977.
His details have been circulated nationally and internationally (his picture attached).
A 28 year old woman from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of heroin and bailed until August.
Detective Inspector Simon Brooksbank, of Lancashireâ€™s Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said: â€œThis is just another example of our commitment to causing significant disruption to organised crime gangs who operate in our communities.
â€œThe officers on this unit are focused on targeting these groups, disrupting their activities and removing large quantities of controlled drugs which no doubt would have been destined for the streets of the county.â€