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Eleven men on drugs charges after raids in Liverpool

BORDER Agency officers today charged 11 men after a series of drugs raids in north Liverpool.

Teams from Merseyside Police and the Border Agency seized up to £1m of cannabis in Operation Juliana – the culmination of 12 months of detective work.

Officers arrested 13 suspected Vietnamese drug farmers including the suspected gang leader.

Six cannabis factories were raided in Kensington, West Derby Tuebrook, Kirkdale and Seaforth.

Det Insp Paul Roche, who headed the operation, believed each of the nine premises had several hundred thousand pounds worth of cannabis.

He told the ECHO: “I’m very pleased with the way the operation has gone.

“One of the larger factories we discovered a few months ago, you wouldn’t put animals in it.

“It’s horrendous the conditions these people are living in.”

Last night, 11 of the men were charged with conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.

Seven of those men were charged with gaining unlawful entry to the UK.

Two of them were charged with facilitating unlawful entry into the UK.

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