Crack in the wall: cops uncover drugs stash behind loose brick
A West Midlands Police gangs unit have arrested two men linked to a Birmingham drugs line after a stash of what’s believed to be cocaine was found by cops hidden behind a loose brick in a garden wall.
Officers raided an address in Imperial Road, Bordesley Green, at 10.30am yesterday (11 Oct) where around £5,000 in cash was seized.
And a simultaneous warrant in Arden Road, Saltley, uncovered 70 wraps of suspected cocaine, £2,000 in cash and an imitation handgun.
Two men, both aged 32, were arrested and questioned on suspicion of firearms offences and drug dealing. They have been released under investigation to allow officers time for the powder to be analysed and more enquiries to be carried out.
Sergeant Dominic Livesey from Birmingham’s Organised Crime Unit, said: “The drugs were concealed behind a brick in a rear garden wall. One of the officers noticed the brick appeared slightly dislodged…it was a great spot and led to a significant seizure of what we believe is cocaine.
“The pistol is a realistic looking imitation and to the untrained eye could certainly be mistaken for a genuine live-firing handgun.
“The warrants came on the back of police and community intelligence suggesting the addresses were linked to a drugs line.
“We always take information from the community seriously and handle it with the utmost confidence. If anyone suspects drug dealing in their community then please get in touch so we can take action.”
Information can be passed to WMP by calling 101 or via Live Chat at WMP Online; alternatively call the independent charity Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. Callers won’t be asked for their names and calls cannot be traced.