8:32 pm, Thu 24 Jan 2013
Merseyside Police have arrested an eighth man following dawn raids in Rock Ferry and West Derby.
He's being questioned on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs.
Four men arrested earlier have been released on bail. Two have been released without charge and another remains in custody.
9:33 am, Thu 24 Jan 2013
Police has arrested seven men on suspicion of drugs offences following dawn raids across Merseyside this morning.
Officers executed twelve warrants at addresses in Rock Ferry and West Derby.
Four men from Rock Ferry were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to produce cannabis.
A 36-year-old man from Rock Ferry was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug.
A 51-year-old man from West Derby and a 30-year-old man from Rock Ferry were arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis.
The arrests are part of a twelve month operation targeting cannabis dealers in Merseyside.
So far, officers have already recovered more than 250 plants with an estimated street value of £250,000, along with drugs paraphernalia.